Serpent goddess

Egyptian
Late Period–Roman Imperial Period


Dimensions

Height x width x length: 11.7 x 4.1 x 12 cm (4 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.712

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Serpent goddess made of a light-colored, fine-grained stone. A moon and horns are above a female face. Slight traces of red remain in front. The sculpture sits on a base.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
(Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way