Amulet of a recumbent ram

Egyptian
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period
760 B.C.–A.D. 320


Dimensions

Length: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.2434

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This light greenish-blue faience amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram. The surface is worn to a yellowish-brown color and no glaze remains. There is a suspension ring on the back.

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.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way