Amulet of a djed-pillar
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 Y
Overall: 3.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 cm (1 3/8 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)
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This crude amulet is made of faience. 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 Giza, G 7600 Y. 1929 : 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