Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Miscellaneous
RITUAL
Sacrifice
Fruit, vegetables or flowers
SOCIAL LIFE
Festivals
AncientLavinium
Further details
In Lavinium a maiden had to offer food to a snake every spring, cf. Propertius, IV, 8
ARTIST/CREATOR
Belli, Valerio (c1468-1546)
DATE
1st half 16th century
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Salomon Reinach, Pierres gravés, Paris 1895, plate 89 and p. 98; Ernst Kris, Meister und Meisterwerke der Steinschneidekunst, Wien 1929, p. 1645, no. 209
Contact
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