Amulet of a bull's head



Accession Number
W1158
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Votive offerings case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
Material
Faience
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna
Measurements
Height: 14mm | Width: 19mm | Depth: 3mm
Number of Elements
1
Culture
Egyptian
Animal
Bull/cow

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Description

An amulet in the shape of a bull's head, from Amarna. This item is from Amarna. A similar type can be seen in City of Akhenaten II, plate XXVIII. Gyory suggests that some of these may have been used in foundation deposits but others have suspension hoops and may have been hung.

Bibliography

Berman, L.M., 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art' 1999 p.518 for similar examples and further references. See Gyory, H., 1995 Remarks on Amarna Amulets in C.J. Eyre ed. 'Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Egyptologists September 1995'.