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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This amulet is made of faience with a blue green glaze. 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 Egypt, Giza, in debris S of mastaba G 7760. 1930 : 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, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3.6 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30-12-115

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets