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Snake Ring

From Egypt Roman Period

Snake bracelet

From Egypt, Lower Egypt Roman Period

Snake ring

From Egypt Roman Period

Marble pillar with snake and wreath

This pillar may be either votive or sepulchral. The snake is both an attribute of the healing god Asklepios, suggesting this object may have been a thank offering on behalf of one cured of an illness, and a pot... more

Snake bracelet

From Egypt Roman Period

Snake bracelet

From Egypt, Lower Egypt Roman Period

Marble strigilated vase with snake handles

The foot is restored.This marble vase with handles in the form of entwined serpents is arguably the finest and best preserved example known today of a type of Roman vessel with a strigilated pattern carved on t... more

Bottle with Snake

The ceramic stirrup-spout bottle was an important vessel among peoples on the Peruvian north coast from the second millennium B.C. onward. The globular chamber of this pleasing, well-proportioned bottle is shap... more

Silver bracelet in the form of a snake

Bracelet terminating in snakes' heads. Late Imperial

Balance Weight with Two Emperors Hunting a Snake

Depictions of emperors were a popular motif on square weights of this era. The Greek letters identify this piece as a three-ounce weight. In Byzantium, precise measurement of goods was achieved by a set of stan... more

Kamatha Performing the Five Fire Penances (top) and Parsvanatha Rescuing the Snake Dharana (bottom): Folio from a Kalpasutra Manuscript

The Brahmin “heretic” Kamatha performs penances to test his faith before his conversion to Jainism. Four fires burn in altars and a fifth is represented as the blazing sun, seen to the left of the Brahmin’s hea... more

Snake and bird from BL Arundel 66, f. 45

Detail of a miniature of a snake and a bird. Image taken from f. 45 of Almagest (extract), Liber Astronomiae, Liber Arenalis, astronomical and geomantic tables, political prophecies. Written in Latin and French.

Ship and snake from BL Arundel 66, f. 45

Miniature of a ship at sea, flying the St George cross; miniature of a snake and a bird. Image taken from f. 45 of Almagest (extract), Liber Astronomiae, Liber Arenalis, astronomical and geomantic tables, poli... more

Horse and Rider Startled by a Snake

This is one of the finest small bronze horse-and-rider groups of the early Renaissance. A snake beneath the horse’s raised hooves is poised to strike, and horse and rider react in unison to this common foe. Bot... more

Plaque: Snake

Nigeria, Court of Benin

Philoctetes Being Bitten by the Snake

Gotthard Ringgli (Swiss, Zurich 1575–1635 Zurich)

Grotesque with an Architectural Structure with a Young Boy on a Bed, Holding a Snake.

Grotesque with an architectural structure, copied after a print published by Cornelis Bos around 1540. The design is characterized by a podium with an architectural structure, supported by terms. Stairs lead up... more

Horizontal Panel Design with a Male Figure, a Putto and a Snake Interspersed between Acanthus Rinceaux

Design for a horizontal panel with a meandering rinceau. On the left, within the large acanthus scroll a male figure whose lower body morphs into the rinceau is depicted from the side, blowing a long horn. Rest... more

Horizontal Panel Design with a Man, a Snake and a Female Fantastical Creatures Interspersed between Acanthus Rinceaux

Design for a horizontal panel filled with a meandering acanthus rinceau. In the middle a male figure with his hair pulled back has been depicted whose lower body consists of acanthus leaves. He is holding one o... more

Snake Heads

School of Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Pheasant and Snake

School of Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Three magicians burning a snake, from the Scherzi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Six people watching a snake, from the Scherzi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Six people watching a snake, from the Scherzi

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid)

Girl fleeing from a snake (one of a pair)

Höchst Manufactory (German, 1746–1796)

Of the Husbandman and the Snake; Of the Wolves and the Sheep

Fables on double-page illus. the maxims, "A man may forgive an injury, but he cannot easily forget it" and "Make no friendship with an ill-natur'd man".

The American Rattle Snake

Attributed to James Gillray (British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)

The American Rattle Snake

Attributed to James Gillray (British, Chelsea 1756–1815 London)

Sauvage du NO. de la Louisiane

Print shows a Native warrior, full-length portrait, left profile, holding a scalp in left hand and a snake in right hand.

Krishna Subduing Kaliya, the Snake Demon: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series

In this celebrated scene vividly described in the Bhagavata Purana, Krishna battles Kaliya, a hundred-headed serpent (naga) who was poisoning the river Yamuna. At first, Krishna was ensnared in the demon’s migh... more

Rat Snake (Hebi); Lizard or Skink (Tokage), from the Picture Book of Crawling Creatures (Ehon mushi erami)

Ehon mushi erami (Picture Book of Crawling Creatures) is illustrated with fifteen designs of insects and other garden creatures by Utamaro. Published by Tsutaya Jūzaburō , the poems were selected and introduced... more