This magnet pictures an illustration by HJ Ford from the late 1800s. It appeared in The Brown Fairy Tale Book by Andrew Lang accompanying a tale from Egypt, The Prince and the Three Fates.
The illustration pictures the princess preparing to kill a sleeping snake after getting it to drink milk. Her husband sleeps, unawares.
Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) was a Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, Homeric scholar and historian. He is best known for folklore anthologies, particularly for 12 Fairy Tale Books published from 1889 to 1910.
British artists Henry Justice Ford (1860–1941) and Lancelot Speed (1860-1931) became famous as illustrators of Lang’s Fairy books.