Statue of the Serpent Netjer-Ankh

The serpent Statue of Netjer-Ankh, or the Living God, was one of the deities in charge of protecting the regions of the underworld and defending the sun god as he passed through each night.

This statue is made of gilded wood and stands on a wooden base darkened with varnish. The eyes are made of either quartz, rock crystal, or translucent glass and are set in metal sockets.

Statue of the Serpent Netjer-Ankh
Statue of the Serpent Netjer-Ankh

Found in one of the black shrines of the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), Valley of the Kings, West Thebes. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 60754