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Gold amulet: in the form of a base-bar supporting three rearing uraei, each with incised panel of decoration on breast, the back is elaborated with applied gold wire tails and reinforced with a gold cylinder at shoulder height; a hook of gold wire, now disassociated, may once have formed part of this object.
- Found/Acquired: Egypt
- Height: 0.96 centimetres (max)
- Length: 1.19 centimetres (max)
Cf. E. R. Ayrton, C. T Currelly and A. E. P. Weigall, ‘Abydos’ III (London, 1904), pl.XV, 12: pair of gold uraei from Cemetery E. R. Ayrton, C. T Currelly and A. E. P. Weigall, ‘Abydos’ III (London, 1904) from Cemetery V; G. Brunton, ‘Matmar’ (London, 1948), pl.XXXII, 110: three gold uraei; 'Annales du Service des Antiquitiés de l'Égypte' 46 (1947), pl.XXXII: five gold uraei; ibid. pl.LVII: three gold uraei, from Kom el-Hisn: all First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom
Originally registered together with a necklace of gold-capped beads (still EA 24773 = 1893,0514.159), a cylindrical amulet (now EA 68545 = 1976,0202.1) and some pendants of a late, possibly modern, manufacture (now EA 68544 = 1976,0202.3).
The British Museum, 'A Guide to the Third and Fourth Egyptian Rooms' (London, 1904), 213, no. 784;
E. A. Wallis Budge 'A Guide to the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Egyptian Rooms, and the Coptic Room' (London, 1922), 100, no. 784.
Re-registered in 1976
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA44338
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