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Un-named snake

Artist: Port Jackson Painter
Created: [between 1788 and 1798]
Dimensions: 20.2 x 31.8 cm
Reference: Port Jackson Drawing - no. 39


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Drawing of a snake with its head to the left and coiled towards the rear, against a plain background. The snake's upper parts are dark grey overlaid with a paler grey diamond-lattice pattern, inset with black glazed dots. It has a longitudinal stripe along its side of pink and white scales, and its underparts are cream overlaid with narrow black and brown bands.


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