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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This perfect amulet has 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

3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.248

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets