Copper alloy atef crown and serpent

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Metalwork case
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Metals/alloys (Copper alloy)
Height: 72mm | Width: 40mm | Depth: 11mm
Number of Elements

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Copper alloy atef feather and serpent. The atef crown incorporates the Maat feather, and the uraeus with a solar disc. The item may have been attached to the statue of a king or god.This probably dates to the Graeco-Roman Period. Purchased by Wellcome in 1920.

Wellcome Number
J. C. Stevens. Auction and Sale Rooms: 27 Apr 1920, Lot 313
Auction Details
A box containing various bronzes, amulets, and a mummied hawk.
Previous Owner
Sir Henry Solomon Wellcome (1853–1936)
Long-term loan, The Wellcome Trust (15 Feb 1971)
Last modified: 29 Aug 2021

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