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Copper alloy cruciform sceptre


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Title/s

Copper alloy cruciform sceptre

Category

accessory/regalia

Name

staff

Description

staff, ceremonial, surmounted by a cross. In Egypt, crosses and the traditional ankh signs were used on Coptic objects such as lamps. As Christianity grew in popularity the more traditional symbols were replaced by those still used today.

Field Collection

Egypt

Dimensions

height 29.2 cm

Date

A.D. 400 — A.D. 600

Provenance

given: Hornblower, G.D. 1939 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

Material/s

copper alloy

Accession Number

E.42.1939 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 53722; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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