Description This tiny pendant is carved with close attention to anatomical detail. The modeled eyes have long tear ducts. There are ridges on the horns. The hair over the forehead is indicated by stripes. There are traces of red pigment on the face and under the jaw. The piece is horizontally perforated through the knob placed behind the horns. Pendants in the shape of rams' heads are well known in the Near East. These heads differ from the familiar ram's head of the ancient Egyptian god Khnum in having horns that lie close to the head and a forelock.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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