Trampling the Serpent's Head

Trampling the Serpent's Head

Painted wood or stone (?)

Cathedral, Viviers, France

This snake beneath a this crucifix alludes to Genesis 3:15 while the skull an dbones refers to Golgotha, the place where the Cucifixion takes place.

Photograph and text 2009 by George P. Landow

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