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Amulet of a djed-pillar (fragments)

These two amulets were made of blue glass to imitate lapis. Both are broken and incomplete. The amulets represent the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7540 T, Room III [Excav. date] March 1929: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

29.1467a-b

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets