Mummified Serpent



Mummified serpent wrapped in linen bandages. Requires radiograph to conclude if its a snake or an eel. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 15392: Three mummied snakes in wrappings. 12" long, 3¼" long, 5¼" long. Purchased by Mr Stow for Sir Henry Wellcome at Sotheby’s 26 June – 3 July 1922, London (Rev. William MacGregor Collection) Lot 640: "Five mummied Animals, comprising a Hawk, a young Jackal, and three snakes in bandages; also three bones from mummified animals, a bronze Probe, and three bronze Needles". CONDITION NOTE 1998: Has white mottled appearance on bindings, some damage to ends, masking tape on surface.