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Coiled serpent figurine made of obsidian. Serpent is in three coils, with a forked tounge and inset eyes that may once have contained other materials. At the centre of the figurine is a circular hole formed by the coil. On the base of the figurine is a stylised "star" pattern.
Identified as a possible fake by Associate Professor Claudia Brittenham from the University of Chicago, due to the crudeness of the work.
Height: 5.80 centimetres (From base to serpent's head)
Length: 12 centimetres (At narrowest diameter)
Length: 13 centimetres (At widest diameter)
- Curator's comments
- Register addition "Mexico".
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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