Amulet of a bull's head
Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 1
Length: 2.9 cm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Egypt: Pre-Dynastic and Dynastic (Gallery 105A)
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.
1922: given to the MFA by the estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell.
(Accession date: May 4, 1922)
Gift of Estate of Mrs. Francis C. Lowell