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Amulet of Khnum or Harsaphes (Heryshef)

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This well-made amulet of pale blue-green glazed faience depicts a ram-headed male deity standing and walking forward. Egypt, and later Nubia, had multiple ram gods and it is often difficult to identify which one is intended. This god may therefoe be Khnum, the patron deity of Elephantine (modern...

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From Giza, Pit G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) in I . 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 26, reign of Amasis, 570–526 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets