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Amulet of a djed-pillar (fragment)

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This is a fragment of a green glazed amulet made of faience. It is pierced. 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, debris West of G 7769. November 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,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Width x thickness x height: 0.8 x 0.5 x 2 cm (5/16 x 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

30-11-6

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets