Amulet of a djed-pillar
Napatan Period, reign of unknown ruler
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XIX
Overall: 1.9 x 0.1cm (3/4 x 1/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)
Not On View
This travertine amulet has a hole through top. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.
From Meroe (Beg. South), Pyramid XIX. 1921: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition