Amulet of a djed-pillar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, In debris: pit G 7450 x- II
Overall: 2.3 x 1.1 cm (7/8 x 7/16 in.)
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This carnelian 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, in debris: pit G 7450x- II. 1927 : 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