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Amulet of Amen-Re as a ram

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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From Meroe (Beg. West), Pyr. 150. 1921: 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, About A.D. 85–170


Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)


Overall: 1.8 x 1.1 x 0.6cm (11/16 x 7/16 x 3/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets