Hairpin Decorated with a Cobra

Ivory | 5.5in | c. 1783-1640 B.C.

Unknown Artist

This ivory hair pin is decorated with the image of a uraeus cobra wearing a sun disk on its head. The snake is shown with its hood open, ready to strike. Its tail is coiled around the end of the pin.

Credit: Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
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