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An Egyptian stucco wall fragment of uraei, New Kingdom, ca 1294 BC-1279 BC

The uraeus is an ancient Egyptian royal symbol of divinity and authority.  It represents a rearing serpent, and is usually depicted emerging from the brow of the pharaoh's crown.  The small piece of stucco features two uraei in raised relief,  well decorated in blue, brown and white polychrome.

Condition:  Fragment as described with good polychrome remaining. Presentation box (shown in third photo) is included.

Dimensions: aproximately 2.5 inches (6.3 centimeters) by 2 inches (5 centimeters)

Provenance:   Private collection of Dr. Benson Harer, acquired from the trade in the late 1950's.




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