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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. The center djed is flanked by eyes of Horus, which promised health.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Amulet of a Djed Column

Origin

Egypt

Date

664 BCE–332 BCE

Medium

Faience

Dimensions

1-1/4 in. high

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1892.211

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