Shrine Frieze of Cobras (Uraei) card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Shrine Frieze of Cobras (Uraei)


Currently not on display


Frieze of twelve striking cobras wearing sun discs (uraei) on a base. A fragment from the end shrine placed over a coffin. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum no. 126485: CARVING. Wood, painted black, yellow and red; row of 12 rearing cobras wearing solar discs. (Slightly damaged). 5" x 14". Egyptian. Purchased at Stevens', London, 18 October 1932 Lot 389. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Base is holed, joining dowel is broken in three places, worn, surface loss, surface dirt