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Frieze of uraeus serpents with raised heads

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Section of a quartzite cobra frieze from an altar, with two preserved, human headed uraeus serpents wearing neme headdresses and false beards.


By 1979: with Nicoloas Koutoulakis, Geneva; purchased by the MFA from N. Koutoulakis May 16, 1979. (Accession Date: May 16, 1979)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly Simpson

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Tuthmosis III, 1479–1425 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 11 x 19 x 6 cm (4 5/16 x 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World


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