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Amulet of Khnum or Harsaphes (Heryshef)

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This amulet of pale green glazed faience depicts a ram-headed male deity standing and walking forward. Egypt had multiple ram gods and it is often difficult to identify which one is intended. This god may be Khnum, the patron deity of Elephantine (modern Aswan) or Harsaphes, the patron of...

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Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, probably Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.551

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets