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Snake head

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Blue glazed faience snake head with hollow, formerly inlaid, eyes. Hollow underneath; probably used as an inlay as in Medinet Habu (see bibliographical reference under this number).

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb No. 1684. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Brought from Egypt in 1947

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot

Naga ed-Deir, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 3 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1689

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture