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Amulet of a trussed ox

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Most amulets of oxen with bound legs come from Late Period burials, where they were placed in the wrappings of mummies. The amulets were intended to provide sustenence for the deceased in the afterlife and to facilitate the funeral ritual. These amulets are typically made of a red material,...

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Provenance

1902: Given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren. (Accession date: October 11, 1902)

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Samuel D. Warren

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

Dimensions

Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

02.604

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets