Art history is sometimes imagined as a discipline of solitary scholars, not unlike King Solomon as depicted in this Viceregal painting by Marcos Zapata: alone in a study, poring over texts, and waiting for the moment of inspiration (perhaps divine?)… 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.