Español: Mano Poderosa English: The All-Powerful Hand Alternative title(s): English: The Five Persons Español: Las Cinco Personas Date: century Oil on metal (possibly tin-plated iron) Dimensions × cm Current location: Brooklyn Museum
Ouroboros, is Greek for ‘tail swallower’, depicted as a snake in circular motion swallowing it’s tail. Originated in Egypt to symbolize the sun; in terms of Gnostic beliefs, it refers to the solar god Abraxas, signifying infinity and soul of the Earth.
photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background. I'm not a fan of snakes but Wow I can appreciate the beauty of color , texture and patterns.