University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:E2914
Current Location: Collections Storage
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
Length: 38.1 cm
Width: 20.3 cm
Depth: 3.8 cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the British School of Archaeology; Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, 1907
Other Number:ES 2914 - Original Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997) View Objects in Exhibition
Magic in the Ancient World (16 Apr 2016 - 30 Apr 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Journal] Rose, Charlotte. "Childbirth Magic".. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 45View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Freeman, Michael, and Frame, Grant, and Ousterhout, Robert G. 2016. Magic in the Ancient World.. Philadelphia. pg. 32 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 9,12View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Wegner, Jennifer H., and Wegner, Josef W. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Press. pg. 239 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 159/7.19View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. Cornell University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 234-35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt.. Los Angeles County Museum of Art and American Research Center in Egypt. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 20View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/7View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1907. Gizeh and Rifeh.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 13View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1927. Objects of Daily Use.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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