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

Details

  • ID
    HUMFA_31-1-469
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Mastaba G 7832, debris
  • Material
    Faience
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.1 cm Width: 1 cm Thickness: 1 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    In the collection of: Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (62.19.25)
  • Date of Register Entry
    01/29/1931
  • Notes
    never accessioned; sold to Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • 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.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7832

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Unpublished Documents 1

Photos 3