Gold Ram’s Head Amulet - Kushite Period, 25th Dynasty, 712–664 B.C.
Possibly from Nubia; From Egypt and Sudan
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.