Can you see her snake bracelet?
© Jack Shoulder
This snake bracelet is great if you're doing the Ancient Romans at school and need to dress up as a Roman. It's easy to make too.
The statue in the picture from the Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge above is wearing one. She's using it as an armband instead of a bracelet.
In the past, experts debated whether the statue is of Cleopatra or the mythological character Ariadne. Cleopatra is known for her association with asps, a kind of snake and Ariadne famously fell asleep before she was abandoned by Theseus. Nowadays, they think it is definitely Ariadne.You will need:
- Pipe cleaner
- Permanent black felt-tip pen.
- Cut a strip of card a bit longer than a pipe cleaner.
- Fold the card in half and stick the pipe cleaner in the middle to make the card bendy.
- Make the shape of a snake's head and tail and stick them to the card.
- Wrap the card in tin foil.
- Then use the permanent black marker pen to draw a scale pattern and give eyes to the snake's head.
You can find more Ancient Roman jewellery on the British Museum's website in its Young Explorers' section.
- This snake bracelet is great if you're doing the Ancient Romans at school and need to dress up as a Roman. It's easy to make too.