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Amulet of a uraeus cobra

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Amulet of faience with traces of purplish-green glaze in the shape of a rearing uraeus cobra on a base. Modeled facial details and incised lines for scales along the hood. Ring fashioned at top for suspension.

Provenance

From Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30, 380–332 B.C.

Findspot

Tanis (San el-Hagar), Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

85.542

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets