664 BC: Amulet

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Egyptian Ram’s-head Amulet, Kushite Period (ca. 712–664 B.C.)

“This amulet was probably made for a necklace worn by one of the Kushite kings. Representations show these pharaohs wearing a ram’s-head amulet tied around the neck on a thick cord, the ends of which fall forward over the shoulders. Sometimes a smaller ram’s head is attached to each end. Rams were associated with the god Amun, particularly in Nubia, where he was especially revered.” (source)

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