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Djed-pillar amulet

This amulet is made of lapis lazuli. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Provenance

By 1964: Horace L. Mayer Collection; October 22, 1964: lent by Horace L. Mayer; December 29, 1965: gift of Horace L. Mayer. (Accession Date: December 29, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian, Late Period, 664–332 B.C.

Accession Number

65.1747

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets