Bracelet in the form of a coiled snake

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Max. diam: 7.5 cm.

Accession Number

64.2172

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Bracelet in the form of a coiled snake, inscribed: LYSAGORAS (in punched-out dots) on the inside. Made in two sections and repaired in antiquity.

Provenance

Said to have been found in 1938 at Budua (or Budva) in Yugoslavia; by date unknown: with Dr. Leo Mildenberg, c/o Bank Leu and Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland; December 9, 1964: purchased by MFA from Dr. Leo Mildenberg

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund