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Snake Ring


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Description The inner face of the gold ring is flat allowing it to fit snugly against the finger; the outer face is slightly convex. The snake's skin is rendered at head and tail by curving rows of short strokes. Broader strokes mark features along the side of the head and at the very tip of the tail. The eyes are hollowed as if once inlaid with colored glass.
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
  • Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Michel Abemayor, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1930, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1930

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1st century BCE-1st century CE
Accession Number
57.1539
Measurements
13/16 x 13/16 x 1 7/16 in. (2 x 2.1 x 3.7 cm)
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