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Amulet of Amen-Re as a ram

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This amulet of the head of a ram is crowned with a sun disc. The face is flanked by its two long horns that curve around the ears to nearly meet at the chin. It has finely-cut details, with a hole at the back for suspension. Part of the sun disc is missing. It is made of unpolished,...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Third Intermediate Period or later, About 1070 B.C.–A.D. 320

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 x 1.2 cm (7/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.1293

Medium or Technique

Stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets