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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Meroe, Sudan

Dimensions

Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1429

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets