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  • Ram head for attachment, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–25, ca. 1070–664 b.c.
    Egypt
    Leaded bronze, precious metal leaf, copper alloy inlay in eye rims; H. 6 7/32 in. (15.8 cm), W. 4 in. (10.2 cm), D. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1945 (45.2.9)

    Images of gods were carried out of temples on festival days on processional barque-shrines. Most often the image itself was concealed, but sculpted heads at the prow and stern identified the god to the populace. This large ram's head would have appeared on Amun's processional barque.

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  • Ram head for attachment, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21–25, ca. 1070–664 B.C.
    Egypt
    Leaded bronze, precious metal leaf, copper alloy inlay in eye rims; H. 6 7/32 in. (15.8 cm), W. 4 in. (10.2 cm), D. 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1945 (45.2.9)


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