Near Eastern Alabaster Ram's Head Weight, ca. 2nd millennium BCE
Featured prominently in many ancient societies, the ram has been a long-held symbol of strength, determination, action, initiative, and leadership. For the Greeks, the ram's head was thought of as an emblem of good fortune and during Roman times, was equated with the Egyptian high god Amun after Rome conquered Egypt. Jupiter Ammon, one of the many versions of Jupiter, was represented either in the form of a ram, or as a human being with the head of a ram (Herod. l. c. ;Strab. xvii. p. 812).
Condition: The weight is intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: Length: 1 1/4 inches (3.3 cm)
Provenance: David Liebert collection, assembled in the 1980s, thereafter a private NYC collection, acquired from Liebert in 2006.
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