Amulet of a recumbent ram
About A.D. 155–320
Object Place: Sudan, Nubia, W 179
Overall: 0.3 x 0.2 x 0.1 x 2.3(original) cm (1/8 x 1/16 x 1/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This silver amulet represents a recumbent, possibly mummified, ram. The fleece is rendered with incision in a conventionalized patter. There is no suspension ring on the back. A timy gold bead is now adhered to the ram.
From Meroe, Beg. W. 179. February, 1922: 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