Stele with Amen-ra as a ram

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


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.)

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The Ancient World



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.


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)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way