Faience amulet of a bull's head



Accession Number
EC562
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Votive offerings case
Object Type
Jewellery, Amulet
Material
Faience
Measurements
Length: 16mm | Width: 19mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Bull/cow

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Description

A faience bull's head amulet. Bull's heads are often shown on offering trays. Gyory (1995) suggests that such amulets were used in foundation deposits, while others have suspension hoops to be hung as amulets. This example does not appear to have a suspension loop.

Bibliography

Berman, L.M., 'Catalogue of Egyptian Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art' p518 1999 for similar examples and further references. Gyory, H., 1995 Remarks on Amarna Amulets in C.J. Eyre ed. 'Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Egyptologists September 1995'.

Acquisition
Unknown
Last modified: 16 Feb 2021

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