Amulet of a djed-pillar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Isis temple Pit J, chamber debris
Overall: 2 x 0.9 x 0.2 cm (13/16 x 3/8 x 1/16 in.)
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Thi amulet is made of faience with a light blue glaze. The ring at the top is broken and the back is flat. 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 Egypt, Giza, Isis temple Pit J, chamber debris. 1926 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition