Small Ram's Heads, Late Period


Faience ram's head pendant
Late Period, Kushite, Dynasty 25, ca. 712664 B.C.E.
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1935, 35.9.8
Gold ram's head right:
ca. 712664 B.C.; Late Period
Egyptian or Nubian; Nubia possibly
Gold; H. 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in); W 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in); D 2.0 cm (3/4 in); weight 65 grams
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989 (1989.281.98)
Smaller gold ram's head pendant
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1914 (14.7.2o)
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The museum website has a much better photo of the larger gold ram's head and the following info is from their site:

"This amulet was probably made for a necklace worn by one of the Kushite kings. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram's-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord, the ends of which fall forward over the shoulders. Sometimes a smaller ram's head is attached to each end. Rams were associated with the god Amun, particularly in Nubia, where he was especially revered. The Nubians were superb goldsmiths, as demonstrated by the workmanship of this amulet."


View from 2012 (on foam to reduce vibration damage from construction between the museum)
Bird-shaped seal of Shabaqo
Late Period, Kushite, Dynasty 25, reign of Shabaqo, ca. 712698 B.C.E.
Faience, l. 2.5 cm (1 in); w. 1.6 cm (5/8 in)
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910, (10.130.249)
Brick-stamp with prenomen of Shebitqo
Late Period, Kushite, Dynasty 25, reign of Shebitqo, ca. 707690 B.C.E.
Copper alloy, h. 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in); w. 4.4 cm (1 3/4 in)
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910, (10.130.1301)
Bead with cartouche of Shabaqo
Late Period, Kushite, Dynasty 25, reign of Shabaqo, ca. 712698 B.C.E.
Red stone, diam. 1.9 cm (3/4 in)
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910, (10.130.252)
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