Amulet of Amen-Ra in the form of a ram

Nubian
Meroitic Period
100 B.C.–50 A.D.


Findspot: Sudan, Nubia, Meroe, Beg. W 20

Dimensions

Overall: 2.1 x 1.4 x 1 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.727

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Carnelian ram’s head amulet with disc and uraeus. Bored transversely at back.

Provenance

From Meroe: pyramid Beg. W 20. 1922: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan.
(Accession date: January 1, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition