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Stele with Amen-re as a ram

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Fragment of limestone round topped stele (likely votive), widening at bottom, with incised decoration showing the god Amen-Re in the form of a ram, facing right. The ram wears a headdress with sun-disk, uraeus cobra, and double feathers. A sunshade appears from behind the ram. Hieroglyphic...

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Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20, 1550–1070 B.C.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 13.3 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.697

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele