Pin

Greco-Roman


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: L. 0.146 m.

Accession Number

1972.976

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Brooches

Long, pointed shaft curves gracefully at the top into a carefully rendered snake’s body and head, with skull and incised scales described in detail. Tarnished, with some corrosion along shaft, especially toward the point.

Provenance

1972, gift of Mohammad Yeganeh (dealer; b. 1929 - d. 2012), Galerie für Griechische, Römische und Byzantinische Kunst, Frankfurt, to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 8, 1972)

Credit Line

Gift of Mohammad Yeganeh