Faience Cobra Amulet in the Form of a Uraeus

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Late Period, 664-332 B.C.
Material: Faience
Dimensions: 3.2 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1107
Provenance: Collection Madeleine Meunier (1921-2009), Paris. Acquired between 1950 and 1970.
Condition: A small break on the front of the plinth, otherwise intact and of appealing quality.
Description: The two-times winding cobra with a bloated neck, ready to spit its poison against an enemy. The face worked out with many details, with clearly drawn eyes. On the breast down to the plinth a fluted middle strip. The Uraeus cobra had apotropaic functions and should spit its dangerous poison (fire breath) against the enemies of its owner.