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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This perfect amulet is made of faience with a blue glaze. There is a rib on the back, as well as a transverse threading hole. 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

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian,

Dimensions

2.45 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.247

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets