Rare Ancient EGYPTIAN Bronze URAEUS Upreared Cobra Snake Divine Crown Attachment

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller zeus_gallery (3,653) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 382403089934 Click picture to enlarge image size. Ancient Egyptian Bronze Uraeus A N C I E N T E G Y P T Late Dynastic Period Ca. 663-332 BC. Ancient Bronze Uraeus Unusual Ancient Egyptian Bronze Uraeus ~ upreared Cobra with body coiled in a figure-eight and sinuous-undulating tail. Attachment with two tangs at back for securing to the crown of likely a larger size Figure of Harpocrates--of perhaps stone/marble. The Uraeus is an important symbol associated with the Gods, Goddesses and Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. It is represented by the image of an upreared cobra in a threatening pose and is believed to have its origins in 'iaret', an Egyptian word meaning 'the risen one'. The icon symbolized divine authority, royalty, sovereignty and supremacy and was worn as a crown or head ornament by the ancient Egyptian divinities and rulers. This sacred serpent symbol reiterated the connection between the Gods and the Pharaohs, and wearing the Uraeus conveyed legitimacy to the royal personage. The rearing cobra indicated that the ruler enjoyed the protection and patronage of Goddess Wadjet, the Lower Egypt deity. After the unification of Egypt, the Uraeus was depicted together with the Vulture, which was the symbol of Nekhbet, the patroness of Upper Egypt. The merged symbol was called 'The Two Ladies', the joint protectors of the country. The first Uraeus is believed to have been made from earth's dust and the spittle of Sun-God by the Goddess Isis who used it to gain the throne of Egypt for Osiris, her husband. Besides being used as a royal emblem or adornment, Uraeus is also an important hieroglyph referring to a priestess, Goddess, or shrine of Goddess. It can be seen in the ancient Egyptian relics, artifacts, manuscripts, tombs and temples. Intact as pictured--loss to head--end of tail. Ex Private Los Angeles, CA Collection. Height: 4 cm (1-9/16in.). mounted height 2-1/8in. (5.5cm) (easily removable from wood base--White specs on red wood base are dust). ~ ~~ Ex GUARANTEED TO BE AUTHENTIC. OUR GUARANTEE: All illustrations are of the actual item offered. The authenticity of all pieces is fully guaranteed. Any item ever shown otherwise may be returned unaltered for full refund less shipping. If any item purchased is not to your satisfaction you may return it unaltered within 30 days of purchase for a full refund less shipping. We also guarantee absolute discretion and confidentiality in all transactions. Comes complete with our Gallery Certificate of Authenticity. All images and description © Copyright 2017 ZEUS GALLERY eBay ID zeus_gallery. Material: Bronze, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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