Amulet of a ram's head

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period or later
about 1070 B.C.–A.D. 320


Dimensions

Overall: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.1292

Medium or Technique

Glazed stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way