Amulet of a bull's head
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 681
Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Amulets of this type–a stylized animal head with round eyes, long, curved horns and a downward-pointing snout–are thought to represent bulls. They were worn to impart verility and fertility to the wearer. Serpentine ws a particularly common stone for these amulets.
From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 681. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition