26 - 27 October 2004
A BRONZE SNAKE
1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. RATHER THAN EARLIER, EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN
The long, thin snake with eight undulations and raised head, tip of tail missing
16 3/8 in. (41.7 cm.) long
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Animals, 1996, III, no. 24.
Cf. M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1971, p. 61, no. 63 for a similar snake.
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