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Copper alloy cruciform sceptre: E.42.1939

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Copper alloy cruciform sceptre


Staff, ceremonial, surmounted by a cross. In Egypt, crosses and the traditional ankh signs were used on Coptic objects such as lamps. As Christianity grew in popularity the more traditional symbols were replaced by those still used today.

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.2 cm

Find spot

  • Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939) by Hornblower, G. D., OBE


0400 - 600 0600

Materials used in production

bronze Copper alloy

Techniques used in production

Cast (process)

Identification numbers

Accession number: E.42.1939
Primary reference Number: 53722
Oldadmincategory: MW
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 21 October 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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