Golden Mummies : Bracelet

Golden Mummies

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Copper alloy bracelet in form of a snake; formed of a band of copper alloy beaten into a tube, one end of which has been tapered to form the tail, while the other end forms a box-like head with raised eyes and engraved hatching on the underside. The coil is distorted and broken near the middle and towards the tail of the snake.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The coiled serpent was a symbol of power and protection, its dangerous aspect being harnessed to overcome evil. Such royal prerogatives were adopted in Graeco-Roman funerary customs of non-royal people and similar bangles are depicted on mummy mask coverings of elite women.</p>

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