Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
The Egyptians represented the creator god Khnum with the head of a long-horned ram on a human body. Particular individual rams were treated as deities in life. As incarnations of the god, they were then mummified at death and buried with great ceremony.
Dynasty 26 to Dynasty 30
3 1/2 x 1 x 1 3/4 in. (8.9 x 2.5 x 4.4 cm) (show scale)
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Ram-Headed God, 664-332 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/2 x 1 x 1 3/4 in. (8.9 x 2.5 x 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.682E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 37.682E_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
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Seated ram-headed deity in bronze. The god wears a shendyt kilt. Both hands are held, clenched in fists, atop his knees. A break atop his head indicates that he was once crowned with some object, probably a solar disk. If so, he might be identified as either Amun-Re or Khnum-Re.
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