Faience djed-pillar amulet
Period:Late Dynastic–HellenisticDate:664–30 B.C.Culture:EgyptianMedium:Clay, glazedDimensions:H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)Classification:Gold and Silver
Symbolic objects used for amulets include a menat-pendant, the djed-sign, and a papyrus capital, all common in Egyptian architecture. A pectoral used on mummies, a bunch of grapes or other clusters of fruit, and an inscribed bead are also represented.