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Wand

Object Number:
E2914
Current Location:
Egypt (Sphinx) Gallery
Provenience:
Egypt
Rifeh
Period:
Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made:
1938-1759 BC
Early Date:
-1938
Late Date:
-1759
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Hippopotamus Ivory
Iconography:
Seth
Taweret
Lion
Frog
Gazelle?
Cat
Vulture
Knife
Jackal
Description:
Wand carved from hippopotamus tusk. Decorated with a series of 9 magical figures (Seth, Taweret, Lion, Frog, Lion, Lion, gazelle(?), vulture, cat) each holding a knife. Each figure is seated atop the hieroglyph nb. At one end, there is a lion head at the other pointy end, a jackal head.
Length:
38.1cm
Width:
20.3cm
Depth:
3.8cm
Credit Line:
Gift of the American Exploration Society; Excavated by Petrie/British School of Archaeology
Other Number:
ES 2914   -   Original Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 234-35
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[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/7
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[Book] Petrie. Gizeh and Rifeh. : Page/Fig./Plate: 13
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[Book] Petrie. Objects of Daily Use. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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