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Snake Goddess
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Snake Goddess


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Description This statue of a snake goddess has been carved with a drill and flat chisel. The upper part is dowelled into the lower. The goddess wears a tall headdress with a snake wound around it. Her hands are pierced to hold snakes. The headdress is broken off and the upper part has been repaired. The lower part has been restored with plaster.
Provenance Gruel [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1929 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1929

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Period
1600 BC
Medium
black steatite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.196
Measurements
H of upper part: 5 11/16 in. (14.5 cm); H of lower part: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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