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Heart Amulet Surmounted by a Ram's Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 664-525 B.C.E. or later
    DYNASTY Dynasty 26, or later
    PERIOD Late Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 1/4 x 15/16 in. (5.8 x 2.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 37.887E
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Heart Amulet Surmounted by a Ram's Head, 664-525 B.C.E. or later. Faience, 2 1/4 x 15/16 in. (5.8 x 2.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.887E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.887E_front_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE front, 37.887E_front_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2009
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light green faience heart amulet surmounted by a ram's head crowned with a sun-disk and a uraeus. The details of the heart are given in incised lines. There is a loop behind the sun-disk. Condition: The piece is complete except for small chips on the sun disk, left horn, and lower part of the heart. the color has faded to white on the shoulder of the heart.
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