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Title:

Copper alloy cobra 'wand'

Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, Egypt

Category:

religious/ritual equipment

Name:

wand

Date:

circa 2055 B.C. circa 1650 B.C.

Period:

Middle Kingdom

Description:

uraeus (cobra). Found with magical texts and implements in tomb 5, under the Ramesseum at Thebes.

Find Spot:

Thebes (Egypt); tomb 5

Material:

copper alloy; bronze

Dimension(s):

length, head, 22, cm
length, 28, cm
length, head, 22, cm
length, 28, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1896; the Egyptian Research Account

Exhibition(s):

Ancient Egypt Transformed. 2015-10-12 - 2016-01-24
Venue: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue number: 141A

Documentation:

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 184

Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 113, #100

Diaz Hernandez, Roberto A. 2014. Ramesseumspapyrus E: ein Ritualbuch für Bestattungen aus dem Mittleren Reich.Göttingen: p. 11 and 85

Oppenheim, Adela. Arnold, Dorothea. Arnold, Dieter. Yamamoto, Kei. 2015. Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom.New York: Metropolitan Museum of Artp. 206
Included in combined entry with female lionine figurine holding snakes, #141A

Accession:

Object Number: E.63.1896
(Antiquities)
(record id: 49493; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2017-07-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/49493





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