Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Serpent Collection

In the vast tapestry of human history and mythology, the serpent has slithered its way into countless narratives

Background imageSerpent Collection: KIPLING: JUST SO STORIES. The Elephants Child

KIPLING: JUST SO STORIES. The Elephants Child. Illustration by Rudyard Kipling to the first edition of his Just So Stories, published in 1902

Background imageSerpent Collection: HEAD OF MEDUSA by Caravaggio: oil on canvas, 1596

HEAD OF MEDUSA by Caravaggio: oil on canvas, 1596

Background imageSerpent 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 imageSerpent 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 imageSerpent 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 imageSerpent Collection: Adam, Eve, Serpent

Adam, Eve, Serpent
Conveniently placed foliage conceals the private parts of Adam and Eve, of which they are about to become modest thanks to the apple Eve is inviting Adam to taste

Background imageSerpent 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 imageSerpent 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 imageSerpent Collection: President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828

President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828
ANDREW JACKSON (1828). President Andrew Jackson destroying the Bank of the United States. Lithograph cartoon, 1828

Background imageSerpent Collection: JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754. First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin

JOIN OR DIE CARTOON, 1754. First American political cartoon, originally published by Benjamin Franklin in his Pennsylvania Gazette, 1754

Background imageSerpent Collection: DOREs LEVIATHAN

DOREs LEVIATHAN
Dores interpretation of the combat between God and the sea dragon Leviathan that will take place in the end times, as described by Isaiah

Background imageSerpent Collection: Ursa Minor Star Map

Ursa Minor Star Map
Draco and Ursa Minor constellation

Background imageSerpent Collection: Goddess of Underworld

Goddess of Underworld
Hel, daughter of Loki & goddess of the underworld

Background imageSerpent Collection: Channel Isles Squid

Channel Isles Squid
Fishermen of Jersey, Channel Islands, desperately fight this giant squid, but two of them lose their lives in the battle

Background imageSerpent Collection: Daedalus Sea Serpent

Daedalus Sea Serpent
Marine creature sighted from HMS Daedalus in the south Atlantic between the Cape and St Helena : the creature passes under the stern of the ship (picture 2 of 3)

Background imageSerpent Collection: Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland

Irish sea serpent off Kilkee, Ireland
A large and frightening sea monster seen by several people off the coast of Kilkee, Ireland. 1871

Background imageSerpent Collection: Adam, Eve & Serpent

Adam, Eve & Serpent
While Adam admires the fauna of Eden, Eve is tempted into trying the fruit

Background imageSerpent Collection: Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (oil on canvas)

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (oil on canvas)
3362284 Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (oil on canvas) by Peter, Johan Wenzel (1745-1829); 336x247 cm; Vatican Museums and Galleries

Background imageSerpent Collection: Zeus Meilichios depicted as a snake and a family of supplica

Zeus Meilichios depicted as a snake and a family of supplica
Relief with Zeus Meilichios depicted as a snake. On the left, a family of supplicants. Dedicated by Aristomene. Found in Pangrati (Athens) and dated between 350-300 BC

Background imageSerpent Collection: Alchemical symbolism: toad and serpent represent two basic types of element, fixed and earthy

Alchemical symbolism: toad and serpent represent two basic types of element, fixed and earthy (toad) and the volatile (serpent). Flying eagle represents Sublimation

Background imageSerpent Collection: American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895

American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895
PATENT MEDICINE AD, c1895. American advertisement for Clark Stanleys Snake Oil Liniment, c1895

Background imageSerpent Collection: Unknown

Unknown
Shahmeran (Shahmaran) being painted on glass, Mardin, Southeast Anatolia, Turkey

Background imageSerpent Collection: Gundestrup Cauldron, showing Celtic horned god Cernunnos with torc, Denmark, c100 BC

Gundestrup Cauldron, showing Celtic horned god Cernunnos with torc, Denmark, c100 BC

Background imageSerpent Collection: CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan

CIVIL WAR: ANACONDA PLAN. Scotts Great Snake or the Anaconda Plan: General Winfield Scotts plan to blockade the Confederacy and conduct a major offensive down the Mississippi River

Background imageSerpent Collection: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1880. Farmer Garfield Cutting a Swath to the White House

PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, 1880. Farmer Garfield Cutting a Swath to the White House. James Garfield as the 1880 Republican Party candidate for President on a lithograph poster by Currier & Ives, 1880

Background imageSerpent Collection: Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal

Mexico - Teotihuacan - Temple of Quetzacoatal
Mexico - Teotihuacan - Aztec Pyramid Temple of Quetzalcoatl ( The Temple of the Feathered Serpent ) - elaborate exterior stone carving with dragon and lizard heads

Background imageSerpent Collection: DÜRER: EVE, 1507. Oil on wood by Albrecht Dürer, 1507

DÜRER: EVE, 1507. Oil on wood by Albrecht Dürer, 1507
DÜRER: EVE, 1507. Oil on wood by Albrecht Dürer, 1507

Background imageSerpent Collection: Dangers of alcoholism, conceptual image

Dangers of alcoholism, conceptual image

Background imageSerpent Collection: Ragnarok / The Last Battle

Ragnarok / The Last Battle
Ragnarok, the last battle

Background imageSerpent Collection: Blunt / Ophiucus / Plate 36

Blunt / Ophiucus / Plate 36
The constellation of Ophiucus - the figure is that of a man wrestling with a serpent

Background imageSerpent Collection: Asklepios / Aesculapius

Asklepios / Aesculapius
Greek - Roman god of medicine and healing : the serpent twined round a staff was his attribute

Background imageSerpent Collection: Egyptian antiquite: pectoral of Pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) 19th Dynasty

Egyptian antiquite: pectoral of Pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) 19th Dynasty
LRI4633627 Egyptian antiquite: pectoral of Pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BC) 19th Dynasty. In the center the goddess cobra Ouadjet and the vulture goddess Nekhbet

Background imageSerpent Collection: Shri Sheshanarayana, Vishnu Narayana on Shesha, 1886. Creator: Unknown

Shri Sheshanarayana, Vishnu Narayana on Shesha, 1886. Creator: Unknown
Shri Sheshanarayana, Vishnu Narayana on Shesha, 1886

Background imageSerpent Collection: Le Premier Volume de la bible en francoiz historiee et nouvellement imprimee, ca. 1501

Le Premier Volume de la bible en francoiz historiee et nouvellement imprimee, ca. 1501. [Adam and Eve, from a bible in French]

Background imageSerpent Collection: Krishna Subduing Kaliya, the Snake Demon: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series, ca

Krishna Subduing Kaliya, the Snake Demon: Folio from a Bhagavata Purana Series, ca. 1785. Krishna battles Kaliya, a hundred-headed serpent (naga) who was poisoning the river Yamuna

Background imageSerpent Collection: Stories from Virgil - Laocoon and his sons being attacked by the snakes

Stories from Virgil - Laocoon and his sons being attacked by the snakes
Laocoon and his sons being attacked by serpents, a scene from " Stories From Virgil" by the Reverend Alfred J. Church, M.A

Background imageSerpent Collection: Punishment of Loke, 1890. Artist: James Doyle Penrose

Punishment of Loke, 1890. Artist: James Doyle Penrose
Punishment of Loke, 1890. Loke (Loki) is a giant in Norse and Germanic mythology, who is bound to a rock by the other gods and forced to have poison from a snake dropped on his face

Background imageSerpent Collection: Cadmus and Hermione, metamorphosed into Serpents, 1776. Artist: W Walker

Cadmus and Hermione, metamorphosed into Serpents, 1776. Artist: W Walker
Cadmus and Hermione, metamorphosed into Serpents, 1776. A plate from The Copper-Plate Magazine or A Monthly Treasure, London, 1776

Background imageSerpent Collection: The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas)

The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas)
FFA151968 The Laidly Worm of Spindleston Heugh, 1881 (oil on canvas) by Crane, Walter (1845-1915); 74.5x169.5 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Princess Margaret was the Laidly Worm; )

Background imageSerpent Collection: Syphilis (Poster) - Oeuvre de Ramon Casas (1866-1932) - 1900 - Colour lithograph - 80x34

Syphilis (Poster) - Oeuvre de Ramon Casas (1866-1932) - 1900 - Colour lithograph - 80x34
FIA5400157 Syphilis (Poster) - Oeuvre de Ramon Casas (1866-1932) - 1900 - Colour lithograph - 80x34, 3 - Museu Nacional d Art de Catalunya, Barcelona by Casas

Background imageSerpent Collection: The alchemist in his workshop (engraving)

The alchemist in his workshop (engraving)
869695 The alchemist in his workshop (engraving) by English School; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageSerpent Collection: 'The Tree of Liberty with the Devil Tempting John Bull', pub

"The Tree of Liberty with the Devil Tempting John Bull", pub
NCO89949 " The Tree of Liberty with the Devil Tempting John Bull", pub. by Hannah Humphrey, 1798 (etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College

Background imageSerpent Collection: In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)

In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho)
2778091 In the middle of the Indian forest, a man waits for the train near the railway line (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSerpent Collection: Greek vase painting depicting Cadmus fighting the serpent, 4th century BC

Greek vase painting depicting Cadmus fighting the serpent, 4th century BC
Greek vase painting depicting Cadmus fighting the serpent before founding Thebes. Made in Paetum, a Greek city in Italy, 4th century BC

Background imageSerpent Collection: Adam and Eves Family Tree, 1556 (engraving)

Adam and Eves Family Tree, 1556 (engraving)
XJF476254 Adam and Eves Family Tree, 1556 (engraving) by English School, (16th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageSerpent Collection: OUROBOROS, 16th CENTURY. The dragon Ouroboros

OUROBOROS, 16th CENTURY. The dragon Ouroboros. Woodcut from the 16th century French magic manuscript, La Magie noire

Background imageSerpent Collection: Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg

Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg
View of the equestrian statue to Peter the Great (1672 - 1725) in St Petersburg, Russia. Known as the Bronze Horseman, it was installed in 1782

Background imageSerpent Collection: Mexico, Chichen Itza, Stone snake head

Mexico, Chichen Itza, Stone snake head



All Professionally Made to Order for Quick Shipping

In the vast tapestry of human history and mythology, the serpent has slithered its way into countless narratives, leaving an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. From ancient tales to modern depictions, this enigmatic creature continues to captivate our imagination. Kipling's "Just So Stories" introduces us to a mischievous serpent in "The Elephant's Child, " whose curiosity leads him on a transformative journey. Similarly, Caravaggio's masterpiece "Head of Medusa" portrays the terrifying visage of a Gorgon with serpents for hair, striking fear into all who gaze upon her. The Novgorod Icon "Last Judgement" depicts a biblical scene where sinners face divine retribution while Asclepius, represented as a statue in ancient Rome, holds his staff entwined by serpents as a symbol of healing and medicine. The infamous encounter between Adam, Eve, and the serpent in the Garden of Eden forever changed humanity's course. This fateful interaction represents temptation and knowledge intertwined—a pivotal moment that shaped our understanding of good and evil. Dmitriy Stakhievich Moor's poster from 1919 titled "Death to World Imperialism" features an imposing serpent coiled around Earth—an allegory for oppressive power structures being challenged during times of revolution. On the Pergamon Altar stands Athena battling Alcyoneus—a giant defeated only through her cunning strategy. The presence of snakes adds another layer to this epic struggle between divinity and chaos. President Andrew Jackson is depicted destroying the Bank of United States in an influential lithograph cartoon from 1828. Symbolizing corruption and greed within financial institutions, it showcases how even leaders can be seen as serpentine figures when their actions are questioned. Gustave Doré's depiction of Leviathan reveals an immense sea monster with scales akin to those found on serpents—representing the untamed forces of nature and the depths of human fears.