Amulet of a djed-pillar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Other: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)
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The amulet is made of faience with a dark blue-green glaze. It represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
From Giza: Street G 7400 Debris. [Excav. date] January 30, 1925. Photo B 5799. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition