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Bracelet in the Form of a Snake
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Bracelet in the Form of a Snake


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Description Sentimentality and symbolism pervade much of early Victorian design. Serpent forms were common designs used in rings and bracelets, as coiled snakes symbolized eternity and commitment. This bracelet is made from human hair in a basket-weave pattern, with gold clasps representing a snake's head on each end. The eyes are gems, possibly rubies or garnets.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Sonya Clark: Loose Strands, Tight Knots. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Sara D. Redmond [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1979, by gift.
Credit Gift of Sara D. Redmond, 1979

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Period
ca. 1840-1850
Medium
human hair, gold, gemstones
(Gold, Silver & Jewelry)
Accession Number
57.2059
Measurements
2 1/2 in. (6.35 cm) (d.)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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