<em>Snake Coffin</em>, 664-30 B.C.E. Bronze, 5 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 22 in. (14.6 x 4.8 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 36.624. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (Gavin Ashworth,er), 36.624_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg)

Snake Coffin

Medium: Bronze

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:664-30 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 22 in. (14.6 x 4.8 x 55.9 cm)



Accession Number: 36.624

Image: 36.624_Gavin_Ashworth_photograph.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Oblong bronze receptacle, probably for mummified reptile, surmounted by long uraeus serpent with human head. Uraeus and double crown on head, incised details. No inscription but snake is undoubtedly a representation of Atum. Condition: Good. Apparently it has been assembled from two pieces for there is a repair at about the center, ancient (?). The end of the base is missing.

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