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This Early Imperial Roman Gold Pendant in the shape of a snake was made from a gold wire. It features an “S” shape and shows signs of its use during Antiquity.
Roman, Roman Imperial
1st century A.D., 2nd century A.D.
L : 7 cm
Amulet, Animal, Jewelry, Metalwork
Complete and in very good condition.
Made of faience and probably molded, this amulet represents a frog in stylized forms. The arched body has no indication of forelegs, while the hind legs are folded in a W-shape along the body, as if the animal was ready to spring.
This animal, which can certainly be identified as a canid is seated with its legs folded under its body, its head raised and directed towards the viewer.
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