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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This amulet is made of dull Indian red glass. It has incised details. The back is slightly chipped, otherwise it is in good condition. 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

Gift of the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes, through Miss Sarah H. Blanchard

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Professor Henry Williamson Haynes

Egyptian,

Accession Number

12.677

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets