about 400 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 063; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The votive snake is shown as if extended to strike. This snake is more finished and elegant than the example in a group of East Greek, sixth century B.C. bronzes, many in the British Museum. Green and brown patina; covered with earth.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Athens.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913
Gift of Edward Perry Warren