"Djed" amulet. I Mill. B. C.

Amulets, or magical charms, were closely connected with jewelry and were kept in conceptual
and stylistic unity with it. This is indicated by numerous items from the collections of different 
museums, including the State Museum of Fine Arts. Amulets were shaped as animals, birds, 
hieroglyphs (e.g. ankh – life), plants (uadj – a stalk of papyrus), figurines or symbols of gods. 
This is a djed amulet, or the column of Osiris.

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