Faience ram's head amulet

Clay, glazed | 4.4 x 4.4cm | 712–664 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Amulets representing animals were attributed to a deity: a hawk for Ra, the Sun God, a lion for Sakhmi, the War Goddess, a ram for Khnum and a cat for Bast.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Object: 74.51.4509

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