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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
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.109
    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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