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Background imageReptile 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 imageReptile 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 imageReptile 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 imageReptile 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 imageReptile 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 imageReptile Collection: Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa, 1858. 1858. Creator: Ando Hiroshige

Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa, 1858. 1858. Creator: Ando Hiroshige
Mannen Bridge, Fukagawa, 1858

Background imageReptile 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 imageReptile Collection: Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown

Reptiles, c1910. Creator: Unknown
Reptiles, c1910. The study of reptiles and modern amphibians, is called herpetology

Background imageReptile 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 imageReptile 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 imageReptile Collection: The Pitney Brooch, Anglo-Scandinavian, second half of the 11th century

The Pitney Brooch, Anglo-Scandinavian, second half of the 11th century. Disc-brooch of gilt copper-alloy from Pitney, Somerset, England. It is decorated in an English variant of the Urnes style

Background imageReptile Collection: In the Saurian Age, when the Worlds inhabitants were gigantic peptiles, 1907

In the Saurian Age, when the Worlds inhabitants were gigantic peptiles, 1907. From Harmsworth History of the World, Volume 1, by Arthur Mee, J.A. Hammerton, & A.D. Innes, M.A

Background imageReptile Collection: St. Michael expelling Lucifer and the Rebel Angels, 1622. Creator: Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens

St. Michael expelling Lucifer and the Rebel Angels, 1622. Creator: Workshop of Peter Paul Rubens
St. Michael expelling Lucifer and the Rebel Angels, 1622. A subject that found new life during the Counter-Reformation and was used in the 17th century to symbolise the triumph of the Catholic Church

Background imageReptile Collection: Adam and Eve, 1531. Creator: Hans Baldung

Adam and Eve, 1531. Creator: Hans Baldung
Adam and Eve, 1531

Background imageReptile Collection: Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast

Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628. Creator: Balthasar van der Ast
Chinese Vase with Flowers, Shells and Insects, 1628

Background imageReptile Collection: Snake Charmer, c1879. Creator: Jean-Leon Gerome

Snake Charmer, c1879. Creator: Jean-Leon Gerome
Snake Charmer, c1879

Background imageReptile Collection: Two-Handled Cup, c1726. Creator: Paul de Lamerie

Two-Handled Cup, c1726. Creator: Paul de Lamerie
Two-Handled Cup, c1726. This two-handled silver cup is decorated with an enormous variety of abstract and natural forms. These include representations of the infant Bacchus, the Roman god of wine

Background imageReptile Collection: Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Creator: Paul Crespin

Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Creator: Paul Crespin
Pair Of Sauce Boats, 1746/47. Cast in the form of large nautilus shells, these splendid sauce boats are decorated with tiny specimens of marine life

Background imageReptile Collection: Man With Serpent, 1885. Creator: Auguste Rodin

Man With Serpent, 1885. Creator: Auguste Rodin
Man With Serpent, 1885. When this sculpture is viewed from the front, the outcome of the struggle is uncertain. Only from the side can we see the serpent delivering a fatal bite to the man's neck

Background imageReptile Collection: Remains of an extinct animal found in the Isle of Wight, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Remains of an extinct animal found in the Isle of Wight, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Remains of an extinct animal found in the Isle of Wight, 1865. A very remarkable reptile, to which Professor Owen has given the name of Polacanthus

Background imageReptile Collection: Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B

Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Creator: J. A. B
Hindoo bathers in the River Jumna surprised by a snake, 1864. Large water-snakes abound in the canals and nullahs flowing into the Jumna about Delhi

Background imageReptile Collection: Engraved copies of The Little Passion. n. d. Creator: Unknown

Engraved copies of The Little Passion. n. d. Creator: Unknown
Engraved copies of The Little Passion.n.d

Background imageReptile Collection: Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King, 1853

Recovering the Stolen Jewel from the Palace of the Dragon King, 1853

Background imageReptile Collection: Shri Shri Durga, ca. 1885-95. Creator: Unknown

Shri Shri Durga, ca. 1885-95. Creator: Unknown
Shri Shri Durga, ca. 1885-95

Background imageReptile Collection: Kali / Tara, ca. 1885-90. Creator: Calcutta Art Studio

Kali / Tara, ca. 1885-90. Creator: Calcutta Art Studio
Kali/Tara, ca. 1885-90

Background imageReptile Collection: Siblings Henrietta Fredrika von Arbin (1852-1880) and Axel Otto Fredrik von Arbin, c1860

Siblings Henrietta Fredrika von Arbin (1852-1880) and Axel Otto Fredrik von Arbin, c1860. Creator: Sophie Adlersparre
Siblings Henrietta Fredrika von Arbin (1852-1880) and Axel Otto Fredrik von Arbin (1853-1906), c1860

Background imageReptile Collection: Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664. Creator: Ottmar Elliger

Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664. Creator: Ottmar Elliger
Still Life with Fruit, Lizard and Insects, 1664

Background imageReptile Collection: Minerva. Creator: Johan Sylvius

Minerva. Creator: Johan Sylvius
Minerva, Unknown date

Background imageReptile Collection: Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent. Creator: Christian Jansz Striep

Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent. Creator: Christian Jansz Striep
Herbs, Butterflies and a Serpent, Unknown date. Additional Info: This still life painting forms an entire little natural scene

Background imageReptile Collection: Skull and Crossbones with Serpent and Apple (image 1 of 2), c.1850?. Creator: Unknown

Skull and Crossbones with Serpent and Apple (image 1 of 2), c.1850?. Creator: Unknown
Skull and Crossbones with Serpent and Apple (image 1 of 2), c.1850?

Background imageReptile Collection: Lizard Figurine, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or later. Creator: Unknown

Lizard Figurine, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or later. Creator: Unknown
Lizard Figurine, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or later

Background imageReptile Collection: Figurine of the Horned Viper Hieroglyph, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or earlier. Creator: Unknown

Figurine of the Horned Viper Hieroglyph, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or earlier. Creator: Unknown
Figurine of the Horned Viper Hieroglyph, Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE) or earlier

Background imageReptile Collection: Figurine of a Falcon Standing on a Crocodile, Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown

Figurine of a Falcon Standing on a Crocodile, Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Figurine of a Falcon Standing on a Crocodile, Ptolemaic Period (323-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Figurine of a Cobra Headed Deity Spearing an Enemy, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)

Figurine of a Cobra Headed Deity Spearing an Enemy, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Figurine of a Cobra Headed Deity Spearing an Enemy, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Staff Finial with Lioness Headed Cobra, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown

Staff Finial with Lioness Headed Cobra, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Staff Finial with Lioness Headed Cobra, Probably Ptolemaic Period (332-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras, 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras, 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern. Creator: Unknown
Faience Scarab Depicting a Beetle Flanked by Cobras (image 2 of 2), 18th-26th dynasties (1569-525 BCE) or modern

Background imageReptile Collection: Sculpture of a Mother and Child, Late Roman Period-Early Coptic Period (200-400 CE) or modern

Sculpture of a Mother and Child, Late Roman Period-Early Coptic Period (200-400 CE) or modern. Creator: Unknown
Sculpture of a Mother and Child (image 2 of 2), Late Roman Period-Early Coptic Period (200-400 CE) or modern

Background imageReptile Collection: Bronze Coffin with Two Lizards, 664 B.C.. Creator: Unknown

Bronze Coffin with Two Lizards, 664 B.C.. Creator: Unknown
Bronze Coffin with Two Lizards, 664 B.C

Background imageReptile Collection: Snake Goddess Nursing Hypocrytes, Late Period (724-333 BCE) (possibly modern). Creator: Unknown

Snake Goddess Nursing Hypocrytes, Late Period (724-333 BCE) (possibly modern). Creator: Unknown
Snake Goddess Nursing Hypocrytes, Late Period (724-333 BCE) (possibly modern)

Background imageReptile Collection: Crocodile Figurine, Late Period-Roman Period (711 BCE-150 CE). Creator: Unknown

Crocodile Figurine, Late Period-Roman Period (711 BCE-150 CE). Creator: Unknown
Crocodile Figurine, Late Period-Roman Period (711 BCE-150 CE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Figurine of a Syncretic Dwarf-Cobra-Hawk God, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE)

Figurine of a Syncretic Dwarf-Cobra-Hawk God, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Figurine of a Syncretic Dwarf-Cobra-Hawk God, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Inlaid Bronze Cobra Element (image 2 of 2), Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE)

Inlaid Bronze Cobra Element (image 2 of 2), Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Inlaid Bronze Cobra Element (image 2 of 2), Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (664-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. Creator: Unknown

Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. Creator: Unknown
Noah's Ark, leaf from Book of Hours, c1465-1470. The animals boarding the ark two-by-two

Background imageReptile Collection: Nilus, 1586. Creator: Philip Galle

Nilus, 1586. Creator: Philip Galle
Nilus, 1586. From Sea and River Gods, pl. 7

Background imageReptile Collection: Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam

Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889. Creators: Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam
Cartoon from Puck, between 1880 and 1889

Background imageReptile Collection: Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE)

Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE). Creator: Unknown
Bronze Ringed Element with Crowned Uraeus Figure, Late Period-Ptolemaic Period (711-30 BCE)

Background imageReptile Collection: Python Crushing a Gnu, c1850s-1860s. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye

Python Crushing a Gnu, c1850s-1860s. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye
Python Crushing a Gnu, c1850s-1860s. The setting is the Forest of Fontainebleau during daylight

Background imageReptile Collection: Python Swallowing a Roe-Deer, c1840s. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye

Python Swallowing a Roe-Deer, c1840s. Creator: Antoine-Louis Barye
Python Swallowing a Roe-Deer, c1840s



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