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Bronze; corroded; one side and end crushed in; two snakes on top, one coiled and the other straight. From Naucratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886 - Deaccessioned: November 17, 1960)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty), 760–30 B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 7.5 x 5.5 cm (2 15/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.281

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects