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Copper alloy cobra 'wand': E.63.1896

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Copper alloy cobra 'wand'






Uraeus (cobra). Found with magical texts and implements in tomb 5, under the Ramesseum at Thebes.

Measurements and weight

Length: 28 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1896) by the Egyptian Research Account


Middle Kingdom
Circa -2055 BCE - Circa -1650 BCE

Components of the work

Head Length 22 cm

Materials used in production

bronze Copper alloy

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.63.1896
Primary reference Number: 49493
Oldadmincategory: MW
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 28 February 2024

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

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