Amulet depicting the djed pillar

Regarded as representing the backbone of Osiris, it was placed on the vertebrae of the mummy to help them to support the body. Spell 155 in the Book of the Dead reads: “Resurrect, Osiris! Your spine has been given back to you!"

Provv. 3312
Stone / carnelian
3.7 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm
722–332 BCE
Late Period
Sala 11 Vetrina 01
Museo Egizio