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Bull's-Head Amulet

Bull's-Head Amulet

c. 3500 BC-2950 BC

Amethyst

Overall: 3.4 x 3.7 x 2.6 cm (1 5/16 x 1 7/16 x 1 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1998.26

Fun Fact

In ancient Egypt the symbol of a bull, when worn or held, was believed to offer protection and increase fertility.

See also
Collection: 
Egypt - Predynastic
Type of artwork: 
Amulets
Medium: 
Amethyst

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