Djed Pillar Amulet
Third Intermediate Period
This djed pillar amulet was found on the left arm of the mummy together with a wedjat eye amulet and a Thoth amulet (see 25.3.170a, c).
Amulets were thought to magically transfer their power to the wearer. Such power often derived from their shape, material, color, and/or the recitations spoken over them. This amulet depicts the so-called djed pillar that ensured permanence. From the New Kingdom on it was also closely connected to Osiris, the god revived after death.