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Amulet

Carved image of ram's head with sun disk, very slightly concave; upper and lower surface reddish; b. sign; c. fragment of sign similar to b.

Provenance

From Beg. North, Pyramid XXVII. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, reign of Maleqorobar, A.D. 266–283

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

b. 2.2 x 1.5 x 0.2; a.3.0 x 1.95 x 0.2 cm (1 3/16 x 3/4 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-105

Medium or Technique

Ostrich egg shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets