Egyptian Bronze Serpent Coffin


15034. Egyptian Bronze Serpent Coffin

XXVIth Dynasty, Ca. 646 to 525 BC.

Cast hollow rectangular box, the top surmounted by a coiled snake, with body coiled back upon itself. This type of small sarcophagus for the animal would have apropotic powers for healing and childbirth.

Ex British collection of Mrs S.M. Penn, Middlesex; Acq 1983 from original receipt of purchase from B A Seaby Ltd, London, stock no 270.


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