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Amulet of a djed-pillar

This is a fragment of an amulet made of lapis lazuli (fits with 29-11-394). The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.


From Egypt, Giza, pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) debris of room IV. 1929: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 0.7 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (1/4 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lapis Lazuli


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets