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Relief Fragment of a Human-headed Cobra

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone (?)
  • Possible Place Made: Abu Shanab, Egypt
  • DATES 332 B.C.E.-100 C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period to early Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 5/16 × 2 9/16 × 1 5/8 in. (5.8 × 6.5 × 4.2 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small limestone (?) fragment, possibly of a brick, but probably of a small stele or relief, with human headed cobra in high relief. Preserved portion in good condition excepting that face of woman is slightly battered. Good workmanship.
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