In the image above by Dosso Dossi, we see Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue. The image is based on a dialogue written by Leon Battista Alberti. In the imag, Jupiter is the painter. He is using the colors of the rainbow to capture the “infinitely ephemeral, gratuitous beauty of the butterfly wing.”  “Virtue, scorned by Fortune and by humankind” wishes to complain to Jupiter, but Mercury stops her. He tells her to be silent, for “the master is composing”
Carl Jung noted that the anima “can appear as a … bird” .
In the above image, we see Melusine, a feminine spirit, half snake and half woman. Carl Jung spoke of her as an anima figure (CW 13, para 180). Like Melusine, ‘the anima… can appear as a snake’ (CW 9i, para 358). In Alchemical Studies, Jung speaks of Melusine:
The kore is the personification of feminine innocence. Carl Jung tells us that at times the kore may appear as nymph (CW 9i, para. 311). In the above painting, we see the kore as forest nymph.
- The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 1)