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Serpent goddess

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Serpent goddess made of a light-colored, fine-grained stone. A moon and horns are above a female face. Slight traces of red remain in front. The sculpture sits on a base.


By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Late Period–Roman Imperial Period,


Height x width x length: 11.7 x 4.1 x 12 cm (4 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World