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Snake Collection

"Exploring the Mystical Serpent: A Journey through Cultures and Symbolism" Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of snakes

Background imageSnake Collection: Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Wheel of life (wheel of Samsara), Kopan monastery, Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia

Background imageSnake Collection: A Green Tree Python in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia

A Green Tree Python in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia
The green tree python is a species of python found in New Guinea, islands in Indonesia, and Cape York Peninsula in Australia

Background imageSnake Collection: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
An adult snake warms itself in dappled sunlight before moving off to patrol the border of the lake for food such as frogs

Background imageSnake Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageSnake Collection: The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert

The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Artist: A Gilbert
The Athlete Wrestling with a Python, c1880-1882. Etching of the sculpture by Sir Frederic Leighton. A print from Modern Artists, prepared under the direction of FG Dumas, JS Virtue and Co, London

Background imageSnake Collection: Black Mamba Snake Africa

Black Mamba Snake Africa
PM-10008 Black Mamba Snake Africa Dendroaspis polylepis Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Asia, Vietnam. Snake wine for sale in a Saigon store, Ho Chi Minh City

Background imageSnake Collection: Rattlesnake Warning Sign

Rattlesnake Warning Sign
JZ-2452 Rattlesnake Warning Sign USA Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSnake Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageSnake Collection: Royal / Ball Python

Royal / Ball Python
JD-7221 Royal / Ball Python Python regius John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Illustration ~ Mongoose versus Cobra

Illustration ~ Mongoose versus Cobra

Background imageSnake Collection: Picture No. 10854827

Picture No. 10854827
Indian Mongoose - attacking Indian Cobra Date:

Background imageSnake Collection: Roman statue of Asclepius

Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent

Background imageSnake Collection: Rainbow Boa Brazil

Rainbow Boa Brazil
DOW-110 Snake, Rainbow BOA Brazil Epicrates cenchria Steve Downer Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood)

Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood)
3469089 Last Judgement, Novgorod Icon (tempera on wood) by Russian School (15th century); 162x115 cm; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageSnake Collection: Death to World Imperialism, poster, 1919. Artist: Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor

Death to World Imperialism, poster, 1919. Artist: Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor
Death to World Imperialism, poster, 1919. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageSnake Collection: Royal / Ball Python - Albino mutation - Africa

Royal / Ball Python - Albino mutation - Africa
PPG-1856 Royal / Ball Python - Albino mutation Africa Python regius Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Fuxi and Nuwa, found in the tombs of Astana Cemetery, Turfan (painted silk)

Fuxi and Nuwa, found in the tombs of Astana Cemetery, Turfan (painted silk)
LSE3512892 Fuxi and Nuwa, found in the tombs of Astana Cemetery, Turfan (painted silk) by Chinese School (7th century); National Museum, Seoul

Background imageSnake Collection: Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus

Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. East frieze. Gigantomachy. Struggle between gods and giants

Background imageSnake Collection: Scheltopusik, Sheltopusik, European legless lizard (Pseudopus apodus)

Scheltopusik, Sheltopusik, European legless lizard (Pseudopus apodus)
Antique illustration of scheltopusik, Sheltopusik, European legless lizard (Pseudopus apodus)

Background imageSnake Collection: Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Varanus komodoensis, Komodo Dragon, rear view

Background imageSnake Collection: Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake

Ahaetulla prasina, Short-nosed vine snake
Hand-coloured engraving from An account of Indian Serpents collected on the coast of Coromandel. The Patrick Russell Collection 1796 Date: 1796

Background imageSnake Collection: Desert Spider Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Desert Spider Ball Python or Royal Python -Python regius-, male

Background imageSnake Collection: Gods Of Healing

Gods Of Healing
Asclepius or Aesculapius, the ancient Greek god of medicine, with the snake-entwined staff which has come to symbolise the medical profession, circa 1700

Background imageSnake Collection: Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), adult, Hidalgo County, south Texas, USA

Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), adult, Hidalgo County, south Texas, USA, coiled and shaking rattles, testing (tasting) air with tongue

Background imageSnake Collection: Royal / Ball Python - Pastel “Bumblebee” mutation - Africa

Royal / Ball Python - Pastel “Bumblebee” mutation - Africa
PPG-1858 Royal / Ball Python - Pastel Bumblebee mutation Africa Python regius Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Emerald Tree Boa Amazon basin, Brazil

Emerald Tree Boa Amazon basin, Brazil
KEL-1549 Emerald Tree BOA Amazon Basin, Brazil Corallus caninus Ken Lucas Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906

Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906
King Leopold II, King of the Belgians, crushes the Belgian Congo. In the rubber coils

Background imageSnake Collection: Snake charmer playing flute-like instrument, snake emerging from basket in front

Snake charmer playing flute-like instrument, snake emerging from basket in front

Background imageSnake Collection: Illustration of internal organs of a snake including heart, lung, intestines, pancreas

Illustration of internal organs of a snake including heart, lung, intestines, pancreas, kidney and testis

Background imageSnake Collection: Picture No. 11074107

Picture No. 11074107
Boa Constrictor Amazon river basin Manaus Amazonas state Brazil South America. FESTIVE AMAZON

Background imageSnake Collection: The Head of Medusa

The Head of Medusa, ca. 1618. Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640). Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 118 cm

Background imageSnake Collection: Irian Jaya Carpet Python - Variegata's sub species - Australia

Irian Jaya Carpet Python - Variegata's sub species - Australia
PPG-1890 Irian Jaya Carpet Python Variegatas sub species - Australia Morelia spilota Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSnake Collection: Royal / Ball Python - Pastel “Bumblebee” mutation - Africa

Royal / Ball Python - Pastel “Bumblebee” mutation - Africa
PPG-1859 Royal / Ball Python - Pastel Bumblebee mutation Africa Python regius Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Henrys Fork, Snake River, Yellowstone, 1883

Henrys Fork, Snake River, Yellowstone, 1883
Engraving showing some men fly-fishing for salmon in a canoe at Henrys Fork on the Snake River, Yellowstone National Park, 1883

Background imageSnake Collection: Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Tarot Card 10 - La Roue de Fortune (The Wheel of Fortune)

Background imageSnake Collection: Copperhead Snake - Florida USA

Copperhead Snake - Florida USA
GET-1158 Copperhead SNAKE Florida, USA Agkistrodon contortrix Captive Geoff Trinder Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSnake Collection: Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan

Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan
AUS-997 Fierce snake / Western Taipan / Inland taipan Simpson Desert, Northern Territory, Australia Oxyuranus microlepidotus John Wombey / Auscape / ardea.com Auscape Please note that prints are for

Background imageSnake Collection: Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica

Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N. P. Costa Rica
MAR-290 Eyelash Pit Viper - yellow coloration Cahuita N.P. Costa Rica Bothriechis schlegelii Thomas Marent Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSnake Collection: Gaboon Viper, West Africa. Colours camouflaged to match forest floor

Gaboon Viper, West Africa. Colours camouflaged to match forest floor
PM-10099 Gaboon Viper - colours camouflaged to match forest floor West Africa Bitis gabonica Pat Morris Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSnake Collection: Puff Adder

Puff Adder
LB-9529 Puff Adder - in water swimming Bitis arietans Ian Beames Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Northern Pine Snake

Northern Pine Snake
JD-7205 Northern Pine Snake Pituophis melanoleucus melanoleucus John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Corn Snake - three

Corn Snake - three
JD-7199 CORN SNAKES - Three twined around tree Elaphe guttata guttata John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageSnake Collection: Tutankhamun, Pharaoh

Tutankhamun, Pharaoh
TUTANKHAMUN, PHARAOH Egyptian ruler of the 18th dynasty of Egypt 1361-52 BC

Background imageSnake Collection: Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Tarot Card 9 - L Ermite (The Hermit)

Background imageSnake Collection: Jungle Carpet Python - head - Cheynei sub-species - Australia - New-Guinea

Jungle Carpet Python - head - Cheynei sub-species - Australia - New-Guinea
PPG-1883 Jungle Carpet Python - head Cheynei sub-species - Australia - New-Guinea Morelia spilota Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageSnake Collection: A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

A dream painting with snakes of the Walpiri Tribe, Australia, Pacific

Background imageSnake Collection: Corn / Red Rat Snake - “Crealmsicle motley” mutation - North America

Corn / Red Rat Snake - “Crealmsicle motley” mutation - North America
PPG-1907 Corn / Red Rat Snake - Crealmsicle motley mutation North America Pantherophis guttattus Pascal Goetgheluck Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only




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"Exploring the Mystical Serpent: A Journey through Cultures and Symbolism" Embark on a captivating journey into the realm of snakes, where ancient beliefs intertwine with modern fascination. From the sacred Wheel of Life in Nepal's Kopan monastery to the mythical Yggdrasil of Norse mythology, these serpents have left an indelible mark across continents. Intriguingly, artist A Gilbert's masterpiece "The Athlete Wrestling with a Python" captures both the physical struggle and metaphorical representation of life's challenges. Just as this artwork portrays, snakes symbolize transformation and rebirth within the wheel of Samsara. Venturing further into Africa, we encounter the formidable Black Mamba snake—its sleek elegance concealing deadly venom. This creature embodies resilience and adaptability amidst harsh environments. Drawing inspiration from Norse legends once again, Yggdrasil emerges as a potent symbol representing interconnectedness between realms. It reminds us that all living beings are intricately linked to one another—a reminder echoed by Novgorod Icon's Last Judgement painting. Delving deeper into symbolism, we find Roman statues depicting Asclepius—the god associated with healing and medicine—holding a serpent-entwined staff known as Caduceus. The Royal/Ball Python also holds significance in its association with royalty and divinity throughout history. As we traverse diverse landscapes, rattlesnake warning signs serve as reminders to respect nature's creatures while appreciating their place in ecosystems worldwide. In Brazil’s lush rainforests resides the mesmerizing Rainbow Boa—an embodiment of vibrant beauty amidst biodiversity hotspots. Even art has been utilized to convey political messages; Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor’s poster "Death to World Imperialism" depicts a coiled snake ready to strike against oppressive forces—an emblematic call for liberation and justice. Through these glimpses into cultures past and present, it becomes evident that snakes have transcended mere reptilian existence.