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THE COBRA GODDESS OF ANCIENT EGYPT - Predynastic, Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Periods (1990) by Sally B. Johnson

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THE COBRA GODDESS OF ANCIENT EGYPT - Predynastic, Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Periods (1990) by Sally B. Johnson

295.00

JOHNSON, Sally B.

The Cobra Goddess of Ancient Egypt - Predynastic, Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom Periods

London: Kegan Paul International, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. Bound in red cloth with gilt titles to spine. xxv + 276 pages. Over 600 illustrations including photographs, plus numerous drawings by Victoria Solia. Now an uncommon title. 

A fine copy in like dust jacket. 

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The cobra is a familiar sight on the forehead of royal and divine statuary and two-dimensional representations from ancient Egypt. However, no attempt has yet been made to define either the religious and political significance or the artistic history of the uraeus serpent symbol. The author has provided a comprehensive study of the cobra goddess and has established a typology consisting of eight individual varieties of uraeus representations. She provides a detailed survey of the development of the symbol, illustrated with catalogued monuments and fragmentary objects, alongside extensive charts and drawings which act as a visual summary of chronology and types. In addition, there is an analysis of the importance that was invested in the uraeus symbol, causing it to become one of the most enduring elements of royal and divine Egyptian iconography.