Serpent wand

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Dimensions

Length: 28.2 cm (11 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4168

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Religious and cult objects

Black and brown; stretched full length with slight curves; incised lines to indicated scales and mouth.

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.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way