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Amulet of Khnum or Harsaphes (Heryshef)

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This amulet of pale blue glazed faience depicted 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 Nag el-Mashayikh, tomb 2502. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 25–30, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Nag el-Mashayikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1324

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets