anyone recognise the bird and snake motif?

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the symbolism of this image?

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2 Responses to “anyone recognise the bird and snake motif?”

  1. Christian Says:

    In the Afghan context, no. But it sure reminds me of the Mexican Eagle & Snake coat of arms, and the general triumph of good over evil: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Mexico

  2. Christian Says:

    And of course the eagle and snake mosaic from the Imperial Palace of Constantinople: http://www.euratlas.com/Atlas/istanbul/mosaic_eagle_snake.html

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