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S'avventò un serpente, by John Flaxman, 1793

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S'avventò un serpente, by John Flaxman, 1793

This illustration was designed by John Flaxman and engraved by Tommaso Piroli. The scene is that of Dante's agon with Ovid, in which a group of thieves are constantly changing from serpents to men and back again in Canto 24 of the Inferno.

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John Flaxman: S'avventò un serpente|Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library via Wikimedia Commons

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