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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This complete amulet is made of light green faience and is bored. 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

From Giza, Pit G 7540 X-II, in debris. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x height: 1.4 x 3.8 cm

Accession Number

27.1975

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets