Amulet of a recumbent ram

Egyptian
Late Period, Dynasty 25–30
760–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el-Mashayikh, Tomb 2502

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.4 x 2 cm (1 5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1322

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This pale blue faience amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram lying on a thin base. There is a suspension ring on the back.

Provenance

From Nag el-Mashayikh, tomb 2502. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: December 5, 1912)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition