AMNH Subway Art #44

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Is this a rainbow snake, Farancia erytrogramma?
Snake, as portrayed in tiles on the walls of the NYC uptown subway stop (A-B-C)
at 81st and Central Park West. (ISO, no zoom, no flash).

Image: GrrlScientist 2008. [wallpaper size].

Read more about the AMNH tile artworks and see the AMNH tile artworks photographic archives -- with all the animals identified.

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I suspect this is a farancia erytrogramma or a rainbow snake though I think the artist took some liberties. The rainbow snake is a figure of myth in many cultures, so it's kind of a natural for artistic expression.

By carolyn13 (not verified) on 18 Feb 2008 #permalink