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Amulet of a djed-pillar in naos

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This amulet is made of faience and is blue glazed. There is a suspension ring on top. It is a placque with djed in a naos. The amulet represents the djed-pillar. The pillar, which symbolized the spinal column of the funerary god Osiris, was the hieroglyphic symbol for stability.

Credit Line

Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell

Egyptian,

Dimensions

Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

22.559

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets