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Amulet of a djed-pillar (fragments)

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This amulet is made of faience is of two joining fragments of a djed pillar 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 el-Kurru, Ku. 16 (tomb of Tanwetamani). 1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Tanwetamani, 664–653 B.C.

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 1cm (3/8in.)

Accession Number

19.2212

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets