Amulet of a djed-pillar
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid I
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This amulet ia made of agate and has a suspension loop on the 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 Nuri, pyramid 1 (tomb of Taharqa). 1916: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition