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Parker Rattlesnake, Parker, Arizona, 1983. Native America. copyright photographer Marilyn Bridges.

Parker Rattlesnake, Parker, Arizona, 1983. This 156-foot-long serpent has been rendered realistically with a forked tongue. Although the drawing is an intaglio, it has several sets of stone rattles and two quartz eyes. The effigy could represent Ahii-quir, a sacred serpent person in local Mohave legend. It is also almost an exact duplicate of the Hopi Snake Clan motif. A faint trail crosses the rattles and is oriented toward an important water hole. Snake motifs are often associated with water sources and rain.


The Sacred and Secular: A Decade of Aerial Photography  
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A Decade of Aerial Photography
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