Statue of a snake



Accession Number
EC91
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Material
Stone/minerals
Provenance
Egypt
Measurements
Height: 63mm
Number of Elements
1
Animal
Snake

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Description

Stone figure of a coiled snake, which is headless. Snakes, as well as being symbols of danger, were also associated with rebirth and protection. Purchased by Wellcome at auction in 1906 from the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell.

Last modified: 05 Dec 2020

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