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: Amulet depicting the snake god Nehebkau

Amulet depicting the snake god Nehebkau

Type
Amulet
Historical period(s)
Third Intermediate Period, 1075-656 BCE
Medium
Faience (glazed composition)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 3.7 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1 7/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
Egypt
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1908.90

To 1908
Ali Arabi, Giza, Egypt, to 1908 [1]

From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ali Arabi, in Cairo, in 1908 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1731, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
C.L. Freer source: Ali Arabi
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Faience
Keyword(s)
Egypt, protection, Third Intermediate Period (ca. 1075 - 656 BCE)
Collection(s) Area
Ancient Egyptian Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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