Bracelet in the form of a snake

Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.05 D.

Accession Number

85.252

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation Gallery (Gallery 104)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Flat spiral of three half turns. Plain except for ends in the form of a serpent’s head and back.

Provenance

Until 1884, Alfred Greenough (b. 1843/44 - d. 1884), Milton, MA; 1884, by inheritance to his uncle, Charles H. Parker (b. 1817/18 - d. 1908); 1885, gift of Charles H. Parker to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 7, 1865)

Credit Line

Alfred Greenough Collection