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Amulet of a walking ram

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This amulet is one of many found on the mummy of princess Mernua. Made of sheet eletrum, it representa a walking ram with long, twisting horns. The details aer incised, and there is a suspension hook on the back.


From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani–Aspelta, 623–568 B.C.


Meroe, Sudan


Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets