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Amulet of a Djed Column

A work made of faience.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Late Period, Dynasties 26–31 (664–332 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Amulets could be strung on cords to be worn by the living or the dead. This group of ancient amulets features a pillar with cross bars, (the djed column) that represented the backbone of the god Osiris and conveyed stability.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of a Djed Column

Place

Egypt (Object made in)

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664 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

2.2 × 0.7 × 0.3 cm (15/16 × 5/16 × 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Charles L. Hutchinson, Henry H. Getty, and Norman W. Harris

Reference Number

1892.89

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