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Snake's Head Pendant with Necklace
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Snake's Head Pendant with Necklace


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Snake head pendants should protect its owner (living or deceased) from outside dangers. They were particularly popular in the New Kingdom. This pendant is part of a necklace of ovoid beads. The beads seem to be ancient as a pendant itself but have been restrung. The pendant is pierced at the neck of the snake.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/08/1974Treatmentcleaned
11/24/1998Examinationsurvey
Exhibitions
  • Jewelry - Ancient to Modern. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979-1980.
Provenance Joseph Abemayor, Cairo, by 1931 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
1550-1185 BCE (New Kingdom)
Medium
carnelian
(Precious Stones & Gems)
Accession Number
42.356
Measurements
L: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); Amulet H: 1 9/16 x W: 9/16 x D: 7/16 in. (3.97 x 1.49 x 1.07 cm); Bead W: 3/16 x L: 30 1/16 in. (0.5 x 76.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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