About this object

1 of 9 wooden cobra heads with sun discs (uraei) from a frieze. Well carved with yellow paint, blue, red and green markings. The sun discs are painted yellow.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom or later
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    After 1550 BC
  • Materials
    Paint; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Early 20th Century
  • Measurements
    158 mm x 45 mm x 30 mm
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