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Snake

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The votive snake is shown as if extended to strike. This snake is more finished and elegant than the example in a group of East Greek, sixth century B.C. bronzes, many in the British Museum. Green and brown patina; covered with earth.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Athens.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, about 400 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 063; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.182

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture