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Amulet of Khnum or Harsaphes (Heryshef)

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This amulet 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 Heracleopolis. In either case,...

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Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period, 760 B.C.–A.D. 320

Dimensions

Height: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.4168

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets