Amulet of a bull's head
- Accession Number
- Current Location
- House of Life (first floor), Votive offerings case
- Object Type
- Jewellery, Amulet
- New Kingdom
- Eighteenth Dynasty
- Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten to Tutankhamun
- Egypt, Amarna
- Number of Elements
- Height: 14mm | Width: 19mm | Depth: 3mm
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.
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'.