About this object

Hollow copper alloy relic-box for the remains of a snake given as a votive offering. Adorned with a single twisted snake in bronze.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Late Period
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
    664 - 332 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
    Early 20th Century
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 40 mm x 80 mm
  • Related people

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