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Amulet of djed pillar

This amulet is made of faience with a green glaze. It is one of 18 faience djed pillar amulets with this field number. 29.1247-1292 form a set. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.


From Giza: G 7652A, Room lV [Excav. date] April 29, 1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, 664–525 B.C


Giza, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets