Art history, like most other professions, relies on acronyms. CIHA refers to the International Committee for the History of Art, which is one of the oldest organizations in the profession, founded in 1930. I recently attended CIHA’s 33rd Congress in… More»
Hiss is a snake bracelet from the 1st century A.D.
Designed to look like a coil around the wearer, this would have been worn in a pair on the wrist or upper arm. A tinier head appears coming from the snake’s tail. Look closely.
Snake Bracelet, A.D. 1 - 100, Romano-Egyptian. J. Paul Getty Museum.