Amulet of a walking ram

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty)
305–30 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.857

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This amulet made of gold sheet represents a walking ram. It is rendered in outline only, with no relief details. Because the Egyptians worshipped a number of gods who could take ram form, it is impossible to know with certainty which is portrayed here.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Egypt, Giza: G 7757 A, (tomb of Kheperre) Room VII / Exp.Photo.B7649

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition