Four apes supporting ram-headed animal

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Meroe, S127, Beg. S127

Dimensions

Other: 3.7 x 1.7 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12074

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Four apes supporting a plaque on which is a ram-headed animal wearing the sun-disc, behind this animal is the figure of Horus hawk which outstretched wings. The tip of which support the sun-disc on the animal ‘s head. Between tha hawk’s head and the sun-disc is a ring for suspension.

Provenance

From Meroe Beg S127. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition