Stela with Images of Ears and Ram Head of Amun
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Stela of Ptahmay portrays him standing before a table with offerings and presenting flowers and incense. His devotion is directed to the statues of Amun-Re and a gander, labeled “beautiful gander, great of love.” Another example of personal piety, Stela with Images of Ears, ensures that Amun hears the prayers. Here, the ram’s head of Amun and four ears can be read as “Amun is the one who hears what should be heard.” While this ram represents the fertile aspect of Amun, the gander refers to Amun’s creation of the egg from which the sun was born.
Wood, mud plaster, pigment
ca. 1292-1070 B.C.E.
XIX Dynasty to XX Dynasty
New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
6 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (16 x 8.3 x 1 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Stela with Images of Ears and Ram Head of Amun, ca. 1292-1070 B.C.E. Wood, mud plaster, pigment, 6 5/16 x 3 1/4 x 3/8 in. (16 x 8.3 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1534E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.1534E_wwgA-2.jpg)
installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.37.1534E_wwgA-2.jpg
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