Djed-pillar amulet

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

57.496

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet is made of dark stone. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Provenance

Luigi Vassalli Collection (1812-1887); by 1957: Horace L. Mayer Collection; 1957: gift of Horace L. Mayer.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer