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Object Number: E2914
Current Location: Magic in the Ancient World
Currently On Display
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: 38.1cm
Width: 20.3cm
Depth: 3.8cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the British School of Archaeology; Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie, 1907
Other NumberES 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:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Ousterhout, Robert G., et al. 2016. Magic in the Ancient World. : Page/Fig./Plate: 9,12View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Wegner, Josef W. & Wegner, Jennifer H. 2015. The Sphinx That Traveled To Philadelphia. 239. : Page/Fig./Plate: 159/7.19View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 234-35View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Thomas, Nancy. The American Discovery of Ancient Egypt. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 20/7View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1907. Gizeh and Rifeh. : Page/Fig./Plate: 13View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1927. Objects of Daily Use. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View Objects cited in this Publication

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