Two fragments of a limestone sarcophagus lid with snakes
first half of the 5th century B.C.
Overall: 6 7/8 x 11 1/4 x 7 in. (17.5 x 28.6 x 17.8 cm)
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Not on view
The two nonjoining fragments belong to the lid of a large sarcophagus with a molded edge. There is the coiled body of a snake on each fragment.
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. XXVII.91, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1110, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.