Egyptian bronze Uraeus finial, possibly from the Karnak Cachette

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A bronze crown terminal in the form of a pair of cow’s horns surmounted by a Uraeus cobra wearing a horned sun-disk.

Culture
Egypt, Late Dynastic Period, 730-332 BC

Size
6 x 2.9 cms

Condition
Losses as shown

Provenance
Ex. private collection, East Sussex, UK; reputedly acquired from the archaeologist Georges Legrain in Karnak, Egypt c. 1900. It is possible that this bronze originates from Legrain’s discovery of over 18,000 bronzes (known as the Karnak Cachette) which was unearthed in 1903.

This item is accompanied by a photocopy of two short notes by a former owner linking the piece to M. Legrain in Karnak.

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