Amulet of a Djed Pillar

A work made of faience.
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  • A work made of faience.

Date:

Third Intermediate Period–Ptolemaic Period (11th–7th centuries BC)

Artist:

Egyptian

About this artwork

Columns with crossbars at their top represent the stylized backbone of the god Osiris, the main god of the afterlife. Known as djed columns, the backbone was associated with stability, hence with continued life.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of a Djed Pillar

Origin

Egypt

Date

1100 BC–601 BC

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

2.25 × 0.75 × 0.5 cm (7/8 × 5/16 × 3/16 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1892.217

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