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Stone lintel: E.1.1969

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Current Location: In storage


Stone lintel




Sandstone lintel, with winged sun disk and double uraei (cobra), frieze of uraei (cobras) along the top.

Sandstone lintel, probably from a door shrine or a chapel, decorated with the sun-disk and double cobra motif that is typical over the doors of Late Period to Roman Egyptian temples. This image protects. The two cobras with the disk wear the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt (left) and the so-called Atef crown (right). At the top is a row of conras wearing sun-disks, once again symbolising protection.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 0.13 m
Length: 0.272 m
Width: 0.55 m

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1969) by The Egypt Exploration Society


Ptolemaic Period#
Circa -100 BCE - Circa 100 CE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.1.1969
Primary reference Number: 62982
Oldadmincategory: SS
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 23 April 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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