Uraeus from a statue



Accession Number
EC324
Current Location
House of Death (ground floor), Animals case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Measurements
Height: 39mm | Width: 14mm | Depth: 13mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Snake

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Description

A copper alloy uraeus from a small statue. The uraeus was a cobra goddess who protected the king and was a an emblem of royalty. She was mythologically the fire spitting Eye of Re. This probably dates to the Graeco-Roman Period.