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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This perfect amulet is made of faience with a greenish glaze. There is a rib on the back. 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

About 1835: collected by John Lowell with permission of the Egyptian Government. From the Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.22.243

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets