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Roman Snake Ring
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Roman Snake Ring

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Description Solid-gold bracelets and rings in the form of snakes were among the most popular objects in Greek and Roman jewelry. The snakes symbolize fertility and were intended to ward off evil.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2009.
  • Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry. El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso. 2010.
Provenance Furman Hebb, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, by gift, 1990.
Credit Gift of Mr. Furman Hebb, 1990

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1st century CE (Imperial)
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1 11/16 (4.3 cm) (l.)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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