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Amulet of a djed-pillar

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This amulet is made of faience with a green glaze. It is one of 18 faience djed pillar amulets with this field number. 29.1247-1292 form a set. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7652A, Room lV [Excav. date] April 29, 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

Dimensions

Other: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.1262

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets