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Antiques Unusual Americana

The Folk Art Carvings of Archie Zimmerman 1861-1961

A newly discovered American folk artist

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The image of the snake has long captured the dark side of the human imagination. It is the dreaded snake who convinces Adam and Eve to taste the apple in the Garden of Eden and commit original sin. In biblical terms, the snake serves as a symbolic catalyst for our own mortality, our fall from grace. No wonder we must be wary of those who speak with forked tongues, be on the lookout for snakes in the grass, and be forever careful of stepping into a nest of snakes. This trio of slithering reptiles is on the move, and two of the snakes are made to hang. The tiny snake in Tom Duncan’s collection is poised and ready to strike.