Amulet of ram-headed god
Late Period, Dynasty 26
Findspot: Egypt, Giza
Height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This amulet of blue glazed faience depicts a ram-headed male deity standing and walking forward. Egypt had multiple ram gods and it is often difficult to identify which one is intended. This god may be Khnum, the patron deity of Elephantine (modern Aswan) or Harsaphes, the patron of Heracleopolis. In either case, amulets of this type were placed in burials to assist the rebirth of the deceased in the afterlife.
From Giza: G 7652A, Room VIII [Excav. date] April 28,1929. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition