Ram's head pendant
Napatan Period, reign of Malonaqen
Findspot: Nubia(Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 5 (Tomb of Malonaqen)
Height x width x depth: 2 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Amazonite (green feldspar, microcline)
Not On View
The ram’s head was an emblem of the god Amun. Here, the god apears wearing a sun disk with the double uraeus (protective cobra) characteristic of Nubian royal headgear. The pendant has a loop for suspension on the back.
From Nuri, the tomb of Malanaqan (Pyramid 5). 1917. 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: March 1, 1920)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition