Statues of cobras



Accession Number
EC454
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Shrine
Material
Wood
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
length Peg board approx 13.2cm x 3.6cm,cobras 7.3/7.4 cm excluding bottom peg, surviving peg 1.6 cm
Number of Elements
4 (board with one snake, and three loose snakes
Animal
Snake

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Description

Four cobras with discs on head. With peg board with seven holes. Possibly from a shrine. The cobras have traces of gesso covering them. One cobra retains its peg, the others are broken off at base, with the missing pegs in three holes in the board. Three missing pegs had been previously reattached by embedding metal spikes.

Last modified: 14 Dec 2020

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