Amulet of a walking ram
Napatan Period, reign of Anlamani–Aspelta
Findspot: Sudan, Meroe, Beg. S.85
Height x length: 1.5 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet is one of many found on the mummy of princess Mernua. Made of sheet eletrum, it representa a walking ram with long, twisting horns. The details aer incised, and there is a suspension hook on the back. One horn is now missing.
From Beg. S. 85, Princess Mernua [Excav. date] March, 1923. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition