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Ram-head amulet

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Carnelian ram's head amulet with disc and uraeus. Bored transversely at back.

Provenance

From Meroe: pyramid W 20. 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Other: 1.3 + x 2 cm (1/2 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.727

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets