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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This amulet is made of faience with a deep blue glaze. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Inscription

Sign: Det.

Credit Line

Gift of John Ellerton Lodge

Egyptian,

Accession Number

RES.22.48

Medium or Technique

Deep blue glaze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets