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Gold bracelet in the form of a snake

Period:
Early Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 300–250 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Ptolemaic
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
3 5/16 in. (8.5 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
This massive bracelet or armlet is cast in solid gold. The scales and details of the snake's head were chased after casting.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 71, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1992. "Ancient Art: Gifts from The Norbert Schimmel Collection." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 49(4): p. 60.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 1993. "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1992-1993." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 51(2): p. 60.

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