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Ram's head pendant

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The ram's head was an emblem of the god Amun. Here, the god apears wearing a sun disk with the double uraeus (protective cobra) characteristic of Nubian royal headgear. The pendant has a loop for suspension on the back.

Provenance

From Nuri, the tomb of Malanaqan (Pyramid 5). 1917. 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: March 1, 1920)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen, 555–542 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia(Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 2 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

20.268

Medium or Technique

Amazonite (green feldspar, microcline)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants