26 - 27 October 2004
AN EGYPTIAN GREY GRANITE COBRA HEAD
GRAECO-ROMAN PERIOD, 4TH-1ST CENTURY B.C.
The snake with hooded eyes, with attachment holes for tongue and headdress (now missing), mounted
6¾ in. (17 cm.) high
Galerie Arete, Zurich.
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 26; and Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 16.
The cobra was sacred to the goddesses Wadjet and Meret-seger.
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