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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 Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal, B900. 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, Napatan Period,

Findspot

Gebel Barkal, Nubia, (Sudan)

Dimensions

Overall: 4.2 x 2 x 7.5 cm (1 5/8 x 13/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.2175

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets