Amulets of this type–a stylized animal head with round eyes, long, curved horns and a downward-pointing snout–are thought to represent bulls. They were worn to impart verility and fertility to the wearer.
1971: purchased by the MFA at Sotheby Parke-Bernet, February 25, 1971. (Accession date: April 14, 1971)
Egyptian Curator's Fund from funds deposited by Donald Edgar