Amulet of a recumbent ram

Nubian
Meroitic Period
About A.D. 155–320


Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, W 179

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.1 x 2.3(original) cm (1/8 x 1/16 x 1/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.516

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This silver amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram. The fleece is rendered with incision in a conventionalized patter. There is no suspension ring on the back. A timy gold bead is now adhered to the ram.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. February, 1922: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition