Amulet of a ram's head

Third Intermediate Period or later
about 1070 B.C.–A.D. 320


Overall: 2.5 x 1.9 cm (1 x 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Glazed stone

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This amulet of the head of a ram has faintly incised details. The face is flanked by its two long horns that curve behind the ears to nearly meet the chin. The back of the amulet is flat, and it has a ring at the top for suspension. It is semi-translucent, pale, green stone.


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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way