User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Amulet of a djed-pillar

This amulet is made of jasper and has two signs. There are details on both sides. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Object Place

Nubia, Sudan

Accession Number

24.1016a-b

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets