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Animal, Serpent

Works of Art (33)

Basin with a Horseman Spearing a Serpent, 1390–1400, Spanish (Valencia?), Lustered earthenware (41.100.173)
Carved Bowl, 6th century, Mexico or Guatemala; Maya, Ceramic (2000.60)
Cento favole morali (One Hundred Moral Tales): The Crow and the Serpent (page 35), Author and illustrator: Giovanni Maria Verdizotti, Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1570, Printed book with woodcut illustrations (48.165)
Coiled Serpent, 15th–early 16th century, Mexico; Aztec, Stone (00.5.32)
Crozier with Serpent Devouring a Flower, ca. 1200–1220, French, made in Limoges, Gilded copper; champlevé enamel; glass cabochons (17.190.833)
Eagle Pendant, 11th–16th century, Costa Rica (Chiriquí), Cast gold (1977.187.22)
Funerary Carving (Malagan), late 19th–early 20th century, Northern New Ireland, Wood, paint, shell opercula (1979.206.1474)
Head of a cobra, Dynasty 12–13 (ca. 1981–1640 B.C.), Egyptian; Lisht North, Carnelian (09.180.2455)
Head of Medusa, mid-19th century, Benedetto Pistrucci (Italian), England, Red jasper cameo, mounted in gold with white enamel by Carlo Giuliano (2003.431)
Hydria (water jar) with the infant Herakles strangling snakes sent by the goddess Hera, ca. 460–450 B.C.; red-figure, Greek; Attic, Attributed to the Nausicaä Painter, Terracotta (25.28)
Hydria: kalpis (water jar), Classical, red-figure, ca. 460–450 B.C., Greek, Attic, Attributed to the Niobid Painter, Terracotta (41.162.98)
Incense burner, mid-1st millennium B.C., Southern Arabia, Bronze (49.71.2)
Intaglio with the head of Asklepios, 1st century B.C.–3rd century A.D., Roman, Carnelian (81.6.94)
Lidded Saltcellar, 15th–16th century, Sierra Leone; Sapi-Portuguese, Ivory (1991.435a,b)
Magical stela, Late Period, Dynasty 30, reign of Nectanebo II, ca. 360–343 B.C., Egyptian; from Alexandria, Greywacke (50.85)
Modern Impression of a stamped seal: hunters and goats, rectangular pen(?), early 2nd millennium B.C., Gulf region (ancient Dilmun), Steatite or chlorite (1987.96.22)
Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh: An Allegory of the Dinteville Family, 1537, Master of the Dinteville Allegory (Netherlandish or French), Oil on wood (50.70)
Pair of armbands, Hellenistic, ca. 200 B.C., Greek, Gold (56.11.5–.6)
Pair of sauceboats, 1815–20, Anthony Rasch (American, born Germany), Silver (59.152.1-.2)
Pendant with Serpent Design, 13th–14th century, Mississippian peoples; Tennessee, Shell (1979.206.446)
Portrait Head Bottle, 5th–6th century, Peru; Moche, Ceramic (64.228.21)
Pyxis, ca. 1400–1100 B.C.; Late Minoan IIIB, Minoan; Greece, Crete, Terracotta (1999.423)
Relief plaque of a cobra on a neb basket, Late Period–Ptolemaic Period, 400–30 B.C., Egyptian, Limestone (07.228.14)
Serpentine Brooch, 6th century B.C.; Iron Age, Halstatt period, Copper alloy (1992.280.3)
Snake Charmer at Tangier, Africa, 1872, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American), Oil on canvas (21.170)
Snake Head, 1928, Albert Renger-Patzsch (German), Gelatin silver print (2005.100.147)
Stirrup-spout bottle with snake, 2nd–3rd century, Peru; Moche, Ceramic (1992.60.9)
Strigilated vase with snake handles and lid, second half of 2nd century A.D.; Antonine, Roman, Marble (2007.31a,b)
Three Serpents (Tunjos), 10th–16th century, Colombia; Muisca, Gold (1979.206.740) (1992.92.1,.2)
Tunic, 7th–9th century, Peru; Nazca-Wari, Camelid hair (29.146.23)
Twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, Qing dynasty, 19th century, China, Jade (nephrite) (02.18.730)
Two Flat Stamps, 1st–7th century, Costa Rica; Atlantic Watershed, Ceramic (1979.206.1181,1183)
Two-sided Pendant with the Archangel Michael and Daniel in the Lion's Dean, 1200 or later, Byzantine, Serpentine (lizardite?) (1987.442.4)