Snakes were often used in ancient Egyptian art to represent many things. On the coffin of Tanakhtnettahat is decorated with 198 different images of snakes. A detail on the side of the coffin depicts the sun god Ra in his solar boat as well as an upright image of a snake right in front of him. This is Mehen, who protects the sun god as he travels nightly through the Underworld. Since the ancient Egyptians understood that snakes could be dangerous and helpful at the same time, it makes sense that they used them to represent both Apophis, his enemy, and Mehen, his ally. Our Snake hoops are both killer and fabulous if we don't say so ourselves. Approx 1 3/4" in size. Brass plated in imitation gold.
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