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EGYPTIAN BRONZE COBRA WITH THE HEAD OF A LION

A rare representation of Sekhmet, the body arched with rearing head. The details incised; with traces of gilding.


XXVIth Dynasty, 664-525 BC

H. 2 5/8 in. (6.8 cm.)

Ex E. B. collection, Orion, Michigan, acquired from Royal-Athena in January 2004.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, vol. XI (2000), no. 135.

On loan to George Mason Univ.; Fitchburg Art Museum - 2004-2016.


Cf. G. Roeder, Agyptische Bronzewerke (1937), p. 390.

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