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R/2/355 – drawing of a snake biting its own tail, two phalli and winged priapus-phallus; and notes

Collection Number:
R/2/355
Object name:
drawing of a snake biting its own tail, two phalli and winged priapus-phallus; and notes
Object type:
Drawing
Languages:
Dutch,English
People referenced:
Drs. W.S. Velleman

The snake biting its own tail (ourobouros) forms a circle. Letters a to m, and the word ‘eros’ in it. A winged phallus with legs, flanked by two phallic symbols, one with ‘W’. ‘Ter aanvulling van Aant. [to supplement notes] 1939, fol. 450u:”In most ancient mysteries, initiation included erotic aspects made manifest in a great symbolical veneration of the phallus”, &c. Idem: Aant. [notes] 1950, fol. 303t e.v. [and further], “Love Magic”, IV, p. 209, “The Tantra”, documentatie [documentation] Drs. W.S. Velleman, “Myths of the Flesh”. H. “the Devil Incarnate”, § 42, “The Black Phallus”. S.’