Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze snake

Period:
Classical
Date:
5th century B.C. or later
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (4.4 x 14.6 x 7.3 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1919
Accession Number:
19.192.77
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.
Related Objects

Bronze diskos thrower

Date: ca. 480–460 B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 07.286.87 On view in:Gallery 153

Bronze man and centaur

Date: mid-8th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 17.190.2072 On view in:Gallery 151

Bronze youth

Date: late 5th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 74.51.5679 On view in:Gallery 175

Bronze statuette of a horse

Date: late 2nd–1st century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 23.69 On view in:Gallery 164

Bronze horse

Date: 8th century B.C. Medium: Bronze Accession: 21.88.24 On view in:Gallery 151