Amulet of a recumbent ram

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


Dimensions

Length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.2440

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This greenish-blue faience amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram. 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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way