Common or spectacled caiman and false coral snake
The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 21218

Common or spectacled caiman and South American false coral snake

c.1705-10

Maria Sibylla Merian

Purchased by George III, when Prince of Wales

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Merian would have seen caimans in Surinam, and she took preserved specimens back to Amsterdam both to use as models for her paintings... More