Reading another wonderful post by Campbell Price today on the Manchester Museum's blog, I noticed a neat connection. He shows an ostracon from Deir el-Medina with an image of Amun-Re as a ram, preceded by an image of a rearing cobra or snake. I couldn't help but to be struck by the similarity in design with this clay cobra figurine from Amarna now in the Liverpool museum. Here's a picture that I took of it (the published photo in the article I am working on will be much higher quality—it was a bit dark when I took this). It's missing its head and the base, but the colours are still bright and vibrant!
|Liverpool 56.21.685 clay cobra figurine from Amarna|