Aegis



Accession Number
W292
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Religious or cult object, Aegis
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Measurements
Width: 130mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Limestone sculpture of a head and shoulders in the form of an aegis. It has two streamers widening from the back of the wig. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1934.

Bibliography

Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 17] Ivanov, Sergej 2003. The Aegis in ancient Egyptian art: aspects of interpretation. In Hawass, Zahi and Lyla Pinch Brock (eds), Egyptology at the dawn of the twenty-first century: proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists, Cairo, 2000 2, 332-339. Cairo; New York: American University in Cairo Press.