Egyptian Bronze Uraeus
An ancient Egyptian bronze uraeus, a rearing cobra with recessed areas under the hood to for blue and red glass inlays, surmounted by a solar disk.
Late Period, Ca. 700-30 BC.
The Uraeus, a rearing cobra, was used as a symbol of sovereignty, royalty, divinity in ancient Egypt. It was often placed on the front of crowns worn by the Pharaoh and various gods and goddesses.
Formerly in the collection of Dr. John Winnie, previously with Galeri Gunter Puhze, Germany.