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Amulet of Amen-Re as a ram

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Amulets of rams' heads topped by a solar disk and uraeus are thought to represent the god Amen-Re in his ram form. Amen-Re was Egypt's supreme deity in the New Kingdom and later, and was among the most important deities in Napatan and Meroitic Nubia. Flat-backed amulets of the god in ram form...

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Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 493, March, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Piye (Piankhy) to Taharqa, 743–664 B.C.

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.5cm (1 3/4in.)

Accession Number

23-3-65

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets