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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This gold amulet is incised with details on one side only. The ring is in the back, around which is an incised circle. It is crude work. 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

From Nuri, Pyramid LIX. February 1918.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period,

Object Place

Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.9 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

20.672

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets