Amulet of a ram's head
Third Intermediate Period or later
about 1070 B.C.–A.D. 320
Overall: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of the head of a ram has faintly incised details. The face is flanked by its two long horns that curve behind the ears to nearly meet the chin. The back of the amulet is flat, and it has a ring at the top for suspension. It is semi-translucent, pale, green stone.
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.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way