Serpent box

Egyptian
Late–Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)
760–30 B.C.


Findspot: Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 11.7 x 11.5 cm (4 5/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

86.272

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Bronze; corroded; one corner broken; snake and two rings on top. From Naucratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription