Amulet fragments of Amen-Re as a ram
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Gebel Barkal, B704
Length: 3.9 cm (1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Amulets of rams’ heads topped by a solar disk and uraeus are thought to represent the god Amen-Re in his ram form. Amen-Re was Egypt’s supreme deity in the New Kingdom and later, and was among the most important deities in Napatan and Meroitic Nubia. Flat-backed amulets of the god in ram form were especially popular in Nubia. This one is fragmentary.
From Nubia (Sudan) Gebel Barkal B704. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition