<em>Amulet in the Form of an Elephant’s Head</em>, ca. 3500-3100 B.C.E. Ivory, frit, 1 15/16 x 1 7/8 in. (4.9 x 4.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 35.1270. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 35.1270_front_PS6.jpg)

Amulet in the Form of an Elephant’s Head

Medium: Ivory, frit

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 3500-3100 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 15/16 x 1 7/8 in. (4.9 x 4.7 cm)


Museum Location: Pre-Dynastic, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 35.1270

Image: 35.1270_front_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ivory head of a cow, probably used as an amulet as the back is bored for suspension. The eyes are very round and are inlaid with a dark material. The two horns curve around and end in delicate points on the face. The face is highly stylized. The ivory has taken as a deep brown tone. Condition: The right horn is missing. There is a crack on the center of the face.

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