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Limestone cobra: E.GA.4536.1943

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Titles

Limestone cobra

Description

Cobra head, of goddess. Possibly a model. Glass inlay survives in one eye. The cobra protected the royal family and was worn on the brow or placed above doorways.

Measurements and weight

Height: 11.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm

Relative size of this object

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Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1943) by Gayer-Anderson, Robert Grenville, Major

Dating

Ptolemaic
Circa -0332 - Circa 30 -0030

Materials used in production

Limestone

Techniques used in production

Carved : Painted

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.GA.4536.1943
Primary reference Number: 58987
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 21 June 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 22 June 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Statuette" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/58987 Accessed: 2021-11-30 00:13:28

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