Thursday, 8 December 2011

Venus with a Snake 12: Serpieri drawing

This drawing by Serpieri equally falls into our Venus from the Rear category.  Having a Cobra rather than the more traditional python interacting with the young lady makes a change.  Initially we thought that the snake's body looked far too long but, in fact, a King Cobra can grow to over twelve feet in length.  One, which was kept in London Zoo until World War Two, grew to over eighteen feet in length.

The lady seems to be enjoying the Cobra's caress and doesn't seem concerned by its venom.  Although the King Cobra's venom is comparatively weak it delivers so much (5cl) in one bite that it can kill a human.

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