Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
This shield-like emblem, called an aegis, depicts a ram-headed god wearing an elaborate crown. Objects like this often decorate divine boats, protecting both the vessel and its passengers through the strength of the ram.
Dynasty 26, or later
Late Period to Ptolemaic Period
3 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (7.9 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour
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Ram-Headed Aegis, 664-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 3 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 in. (7.9 x 3.8 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.175. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 16.580.175_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)
overall, 16.580.175_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph (Gavin Ashworth, photographer), 2012
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