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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:Zeus Ammon- Herakles
Date Made:30 BCE-395 CE (Roman Period)
Type:Sculpture
Materials:terracotta
Place Made:Egypt; Ehnasya
Measurements:overall: 2 9/16 x 1 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.; 6.5088 x 4.7625 x 3.0163 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.5.A.C
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
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Description:
Upper part of bearded figure of gray-brown ware. Head, with diadem, has ram's horns of Zeus Ammon, and animal skin of Herakles/Hercules over shoulders and around neck. Head solid; body hollow-formed; flat back. Likely, a combined form of Zeus Ammon and Herakles.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; deities; deities; sculpture; religion; horns; heroes; beards

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