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.
- 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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