Amulet of a uraeus cobra
Late Period, Dynasty 30
Findspot: Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar)
Height: 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription