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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This amulet is made of green faience amulet. 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, from G 7792A, in the filling of the pit itself. 1928 : 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

Height x width x thickness: 3.6 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm (1 7/16 x 1/2 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

28.1394

Medium or Technique

Glazed faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets