Amulet of a uraeus cobra

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


Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

85.542

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

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