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Well-made faience [amulet] of [ram-headed] Khnum; green glaze. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_29-11-120
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7757 A, N room (I)
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.8 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 29.2560
  • Date of Register Entry
    11/16/1929
  • Remarks
    This amulet depicts a striding ram-headed male deity. Egypt had multiple ram gods and it is often difficult to identify which one is intended. This god may be Khnum, the patron deity of Elephantine (modern Aswan) or Harsaphes, the patron of Heracleopolis.
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7757

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Photos 2