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Four apes supporting ram-headed animal

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Four apes supporting a plaque on which is a ram-headed animal wearing the sun-disc, behind this animal is the figure of Horus hawk which outstretched wings. The tip of which support the sun-disc on the animal 's head. Between tha hawk's head and the sun-disc is a ring for suspension.


From Meroe Beg S127. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 712–690 B.C.


Meroe, Nubia


Other: 3.7 x 1.7 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets