Bottom half of a djed pillar amulat

Egyptian
Late Period
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Debris East of Pyramid I-b, St. G 7000

Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

24.2343

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pale green faience amulet fragment joins with 24.2436 to form a djed pillar, a symbol of the funerary god Osiris and the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris East of Pyramid I-b, St. G 7000. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition