Stele with Amen-ra as a ram

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 13.3 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.697

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Fragment of limestone round topped stele (likely votive), widening at bottom, with incised decoration showing the god Amen-Re in the form of a ram, facing right. The ram wears a headdress with sun-disk, uraeus cobra, and double feathers. A sunshade appears from behind the ram. Hieroglyphic caption in front of the ram name him as “Amen-Re.” Incised line border. Traces of red paint: sun disk, uraeus, and sunshade.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession Date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way