This is cool!
This beautiful amulet dates to the Kushite period when the double-uraeus was popular. The ram is a symbol of the god Amun who was popular with the Kushites as well.
What's this for?
This amulet was likely worn as a necklace. The ram is associated with the god Amun, a creation deity from ancient Egypt who was also popular in Nubia. The two cobras on this amulet indicate that it was made when Nubian kings ruled Egypt.
I just love the natural colors of the stone. It's really striking.
Tell me more.
This amulet is so beautiful! It is in the form of a ram, which is an animal associated with the god Amun. We can tell that it dates to a specific time period, the Kushite period, based on the double uraeus on the ram's forehead.
What was the significance of the cobra head in ancient Egypt?
The cobra on the headdress like this is known as a uraeus and was seen as a protective element, especially for royalty. Those wielding it have symbolically harnessed the dangerous power of the animal for their own benefit! It was also a symbol of protective goddesses like Wadjet.