Ring in the Form of a Coiled Serpent
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
3rd century B.C.E.
3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (1.9 × 4.4 cm)
mount: 1 3/4 × 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (4.4 × 1.9 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Ithaca, Greece, possibly from Egypt; by 1852, acquired in Egypt by Henry Abbott; 1859, purchased from Henry Abbott by the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; September 1948, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Gold ring in form of serpent, coiled five times.
Greek. Ring in the Form of a Coiled Serpent, 3rd century B.C.E. Gold, glass, 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (1.9 × 4.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.785E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.785E_view1_PS9.jpg)
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