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Amulet of a recumbent ram

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This pale blue faience amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram lying on a thin base. There is a suspension ring on the back.

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 x width: 3.4 x 2 cm (1 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1322

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets