Snake head

Egyptian
New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga ed-Deir, Tomb 1684

Dimensions

Overall: 4.9 x 3 x 1.5 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.1689

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Blue glazed faience snake head with hollow, formerly inlaid, eyes. Hollow underneath; probably used as an inlay.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Deir, Tomb No. 1684. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Brought from Egypt in 1947