Frieze of uraeus serpents with raised heads

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

1979.209

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

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

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelly Simpson