Amulet of a djed-pillar in naos

Egyptian


Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.559

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of faience and is blue glazed. There is a suspension ring on top. It is a placque with djed in a naos. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell