• Provenienza:
      Akrai, acquired 1915, probably from the so-called Templi Ferali
    • Data:
      3rd century BC
    • Materiali:
    • Dimensioni:
      height 25 cm, width 27 cm
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 36968
  • Relief

The relief, mutilated on the left side, may have decorated one of the niches carved into the rock in the so-called Templi Ferali of Akrai quarries (Palazzolo Acreide), where a particularly large number of dedications to the Agathos Daimon are found. During the Hellenistic period, the Agathos Daimon is depicted as a bearded snake, creatures that the Greeks considered the guardian genius of the house.