J. J. Klejman Gallery (New York, New York), sold to Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman, 1959.
Not currently on view
Egypt (Place Created)
1st century A.D.
7.3 cm, 0.113 kg (2 7/8 in., 0.2491 lb.)
Gift of Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman
Spiral bracelets in the form of snakes were very popular in antiquity. This type of bracelet was worn coiled around the wearer's arm, the continuation of a fashion known earlier in the Greek world in the
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"Museum Acquisitions Between July 1, 1996, and June 30, 1998." The Report of the J. Paul Getty Trust (1997-98), p. 69.