- 5th century B.C. or later
- Overall: 1 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (4.4 x 14.6 x 7.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1919
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
The snake, a mysterious and remote animal, was a symbol used in the worship of various deities in antiquity, including Athena, Asklepios, and Dionysos. This snake is said to be from Megara.