From: Egypt | Rifeh

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E2914
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | Rifeh
Period Middle Kingdom | Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made 1938-1759 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Hippopotamus Ivory
Iconography Seth | Taweret | Lion | Frog | Gazelle? | Cat | Vulture | Knife | Jackal

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 38.1 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

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