Gold Snake Bracelet

Ancient Egyptian hollow and smooth gold bracelet in the form of two snakes. The scales and details of the snakes’ head were chased after casting.

Snake bracelets 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 Classical and Hellenistic periods. Snake bracelets were often worn in pairs, around the wrists as well as on the upper arms.

Gold Snake Bracelet
Gold Snake Bracelet

Ptolemaic Period, ca. 305-30 BC. Now in the Royal Museum of Mariemont, Morlanwelz.