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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This amulet is made of green faience. 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 Sheikh Farag. S.F.139. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,

Accession Number

13.3813

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets