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Ivory magic knife: E.394a.1932

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Ivory magic knife




Magical wand, 2 fragments. To offer protection. Modern copy of UC35309 in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology . The main criterion is the way the lines of the panther head outline finish abruptly with no trace of erased lines, at the proper right brow and proper left 'cheek' - the lack of tail feathers and legs for the vulture is also untypical of other examples, as is the abrupt end to the legs of the standing central figure in the form of a lion (Professor Stephen Quirke, University College London; March 2010).

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Length: 12.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.394a.1932
Primary reference Number: 53141
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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