If you thought 19th century bondage porn was hot, wait till you see the late nineteenth century bestiality. These two statues date from the 1890s and are in the Lady Lever gallery in Liverpool.

Edmund von Weber’s Hygeia (bottom) and DesirĂ© Maurice Ferrary’s Salammbo (top) both feature women playing with snakes. Cavorting. Frollicking even. It’s art, you know. It’s not sexual. Can you imagine the audio tour for this gallery as narrated by John Waters? I can…

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