Amulet of a djed-pillar
Height: 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)
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This amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. The ends of the lowest cross piece is broken off and missing. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection