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Shrine Collection (#7)

A Journey Through Sacred Spaces: Exploring the Beauty and Devotion of Shrines Amidst the vibrant colors of India, a shrine adorned with statues of Hindu gods Laksman

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire (colour litho)
8668415 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Cashel, Ireland (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Cashel, Ireland (colour litho)
8668412 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Cashel, Ireland (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cashel, Ireland)

Background imageShrine Collection: Scottish National War Memorial: Tree of Empire within Shrine (b/w photo)

Scottish National War Memorial: Tree of Empire within Shrine (b/w photo)
8651721 Scottish National War Memorial: Tree of Empire within Shrine (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tree of Empire within Shrine)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Temple Interior, Dilwarra (b/w photo)

The Temple Interior, Dilwarra (b/w photo)
8651418 The Temple Interior, Dilwarra (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Temple Interior, Dilwarra)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire (colour litho)
8668433 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire)

Background imageShrine Collection: Reliquaire. la sandale de sainte Therese d'Avila (ou sainte Therese de Jesus) (1515-1582). Avila

Reliquaire. la sandale de sainte Therese d'Avila (ou sainte Therese de Jesus) (1515-1582). Avila
AIS5374024 Reliquaire. la sandale de sainte Therese d'Avila (ou sainte Therese de Jesus) (1515-1582). Avila. Musee de Sainte Therese.Espagne; © Iberfoto

Background imageShrine Collection: Reliquary in rock Christal, 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 563

Reliquary in rock Christal, 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 563
BEN5474862 Reliquary in rock Christal, 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 563; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageShrine Collection: Ancient temples and shrines covered with bas relief in the city of Mahabalipuram, India

Ancient temples and shrines covered with bas relief in the city of Mahabalipuram, India
FLO4623781 Ancient temples and shrines covered with bas relief in the city of Mahabalipuram, India. Handcoloured copperplate drawn

Background imageShrine Collection: View of the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii VI.8.5. Showing the tablinum, impluvium (pool), well

View of the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii VI.8.5. Showing the tablinum, impluvium (pool), well
FLO4688258 View of the House of the Tragic Poet, Pompeii VI.8.5. Showing the tablinum, impluvium (pool), well, peristyle (garden courtyard) and aedicula lararium (shrine)

Background imageShrine Collection: Photographic print of the rear wall of the feretory

Photographic print of the rear wall of the feretory
3077798 Photographic print of the rear wall of the feretory; (add.info.: Photographic print of the rear wall of the feretory, a portable shrine containing the relics of a saint)

Background imageShrine Collection: London: Shrine of St Erasmus (engraving)

London: Shrine of St Erasmus (engraving)
8634172 London: Shrine of St Erasmus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shrine of St Erasmus)

Background imageShrine Collection: A Sacrifice in a Confucian Temple (litho)

A Sacrifice in a Confucian Temple (litho)
8661062 A Sacrifice in a Confucian Temple (litho) by Wright, Henry Charles Seppings (1850-1937); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Sacrifice in a Confucian Temple)

Background imageShrine Collection: Scottish National War Memorial: The Shrine on the Virgin Rock (b/w photo)

Scottish National War Memorial: The Shrine on the Virgin Rock (b/w photo)
8651296 Scottish National War Memorial: The Shrine on the Virgin Rock (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Shrine on the Virgin Rock)

Background imageShrine Collection: Reliquary in Rock Christal, Detail. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565.1

Reliquary in Rock Christal, Detail. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565.1
BEN5474834 Reliquary in Rock Christal, Detail. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565.1; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageShrine Collection: Utu-hengal imploring gods for victory in battle against the Gutians, 22nd century BC

Utu-hengal imploring gods for victory in battle against the Gutians, 22nd century BC
3033786 Utu-hengal imploring gods for victory in battle against the Gutians, 22nd century BC. Utu-hengal, also written Utu-heg~al, Utu-hegal, Utu-hegal or Utu-hejal. Sumerian king

Background imageShrine Collection: Piazza della Borsa in Trieste

Piazza della Borsa in Trieste
3559229 Piazza della Borsa in Trieste by Fratelli Alinari (fl.1854-1920); (add.info.: Artist: Molari, Antonio Date of Artwork: 1806 -1809 Location: Piazza della Borsa, Trieste Photographer: Alinari)

Background imageShrine Collection: Ground Plan of Shrine at Marathus (engraving)

Ground Plan of Shrine at Marathus (engraving)
8632827 Ground Plan of Shrine at Marathus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ground Plan of Shrine at Marathus)

Background imageShrine Collection: Shrine at Marathus (engraving)

Shrine at Marathus (engraving)
8632829 Shrine at Marathus (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shrine at Marathus)

Background imageShrine Collection: Photocard, 1930s: Durham Cathedral (coloured photo)

Photocard, 1930s: Durham Cathedral (coloured photo)
8671657 Photocard, 1930s: Durham Cathedral (coloured photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Durham Cathedral)

Background imageShrine Collection: Burma: Shrine of the Great Bell at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon (b/w photo)

Burma: Shrine of the Great Bell at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon (b/w photo)
8646110 Burma: Shrine of the Great Bell at the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, Rangoon (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageShrine Collection: Scottish National War Memorial: Hall of Honour and Gateway to Shrine (b/w photo)

Scottish National War Memorial: Hall of Honour and Gateway to Shrine (b/w photo)
8648368 Scottish National War Memorial: Hall of Honour and Gateway to Shrine (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hall of Honour and Gateway to Shrine)

Background imageShrine Collection: Diving Tanks at Delhi (b/w photo)

Diving Tanks at Delhi (b/w photo)
8649188 Diving Tanks at Delhi (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Diving Tanks at Delhi)

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8622159

Background imageShrine Collection: The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving)

The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving)
8644840 The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages (engraving) by European School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Industrial Arts during the Middle Ages)

Background imageShrine Collection: Discomfiture of the Persian Army at Delphi (litho)

Discomfiture of the Persian Army at Delphi (litho)
8660807 Discomfiture of the Persian Army at Delphi (litho) by Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1930) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Discomfiture of the Persian Army at Delphi)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Delphians in Hiding (litho)

The Delphians in Hiding (litho)
8660805 The Delphians in Hiding (litho) by Stewart, Allan (1865-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Delphians in Hiding)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks (colour litho)
8668426 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Milton's Cottage)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Furness Abbey, Lancashire (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Furness Abbey, Lancashire (colour litho)
8668413 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Furness Abbey, Lancashire (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Furness Abbey, Lancashire)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery (colour litho)
8668409 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Blarney Castle, Ireland (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Blarney Castle, Ireland (colour litho)
8668408 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Blarney Castle, Ireland (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blarney Castle, Ireland)

Background imageShrine Collection: Indian Garden

Indian Garden
Jota de jai

Background imageShrine Collection: Sita ji Swaymvar

Sita ji Swaymvar
Mirza Baig

Background imageShrine Collection: Chapel of St Edward the Confessor, Shrine from the NE (b/w photo)

Chapel of St Edward the Confessor, Shrine from the NE (b/w photo)
8661599 Chapel of St Edward the Confessor, Shrine from the NE (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Chapel of St Edward the Confessor)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Shrine ofs Erkenwald (engraving)

The Shrine ofs Erkenwald (engraving)
8650469 The Shrine ofs Erkenwald (engraving) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Shrine ofs Erkenwald)

Background imageShrine Collection: Rock crystal reliquary. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565

Rock crystal reliquary. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565
BEN5474841 Rock crystal reliquary. 15th century. Firenze, San Lorenzo 565; Photo © Raffaello Bencini

Background imageShrine Collection: Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas)

Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas)
653502 Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit, 1929 (oil on canvas) by Filla, Emil (1882-1953); 89x116 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Death of Freedom; Tod der Freiheit. Emil Filla (1882-1953)

Background imageShrine Collection: Floral decorative panel in the Mausoleum of Usto-Ali, Timurid period, c.1404-05 (glazed tile)

Floral decorative panel in the Mausoleum of Usto-Ali, Timurid period, c.1404-05 (glazed tile)
JB112725 Floral decorative panel in the Mausoleum of Usto-Ali, Timurid period, c.1404-05 (glazed tile); Shah-i-Zinda, Samarkand, Uzbekistan; © John Bethell. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageShrine Collection: French circus in the grounds of Shokonsha shrine (Yasukuni) Tokyo, with acrobats

French circus in the grounds of Shokonsha shrine (Yasukuni) Tokyo, with acrobats
528454 French circus in the grounds of Shokonsha shrine (Yasukuni) Tokyo, with acrobats, male and female stunt riders and trapeze artists, 1871. Entertainment; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageShrine Collection: Monument of St Sebaldus in the Sebalduskirche, Nuremberg (b/w photo)

Monument of St Sebaldus in the Sebalduskirche, Nuremberg (b/w photo)
8656973 Monument of St Sebaldus in the Sebalduskirche, Nuremberg (b/w photo) by German Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageShrine Collection: Marian altar frontal, work by Veit Stoss collocated in St. Mary's Church, in Cracow

Marian altar frontal, work by Veit Stoss collocated in St. Mary's Church, in Cracow
3570518 Marian altar frontal, work by Veit Stoss collocated in St. Mary's Church, in Cracow. by Unknown photographer, (19th century); (add.info.: Cracow, St. Mary's Church, Poland 1870 ca)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland (colour litho)
8668975 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Clonmacnoise, Offaly, Ireland)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Stoke Poges Church, Bucks (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Stoke Poges Church, Bucks (colour litho)
8669008 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Stoke Poges Church, Bucks (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Stoke Poges Church, Bucks)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey (colour litho)
8668430 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Henry VII's Chapel)

Background imageShrine Collection: Saluting the quarter-deck (colour photo)

Saluting the quarter-deck (colour photo)
8668592 Saluting the quarter-deck (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Saluting the quarter-deck)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Warwick Castle (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Warwick Castle (colour litho)
8668428 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Warwick Castle (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Warwick Castle)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon (colour litho)
8668425 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Shakespeare's Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Shakespeare's Birthplace)

Background imageShrine Collection: The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Manorbier Castle, Wales (colour litho)

The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Manorbier Castle, Wales (colour litho)
8668419 The Nation's Shrines, 1929: Manorbier Castle, Wales (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Manorbier Castle, Wales)

Background imageShrine Collection: Iberian sculpture

Iberian sculpture
3618242 Iberian sculpture; (add.info.: Iberian sculpture. Sculpture of Dama Oferente (Lady Making an Offering), with a glass between the hand. Sandstone




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A Journey Through Sacred Spaces: Exploring the Beauty and Devotion of Shrines Amidst the vibrant colors of India, a shrine adorned with statues of Hindu gods Laksman, Rama, Sita, and Hanuman stands as a testament to faith and devotion. The divine feminine radiates through another sacred space in India, where goddesses Parvati, Lakshmi, and Saraswati are revered for their strength, beauty, and wisdom. In the tranquil surroundings of the Lakshman temple, a statue depicting the Hindu goddess Annapurna gracefully offers nourishment to all who seek spiritual sustenance. Lakshmi sits serenely amidst lotus flowers; her presence evokes an aura of prosperity and abundance that resonates deeply within worshippers' hearts. The love between Krishna and Rada is celebrated in this captivating image from India – a reminder that devotion transcends time and place. United in eternal harmony, Hindu gods Visnu and Lakshmi embody divine grace as they bless devotees with their benevolent presence. Ganesh's playful charm intertwines with Ayappa's unwavering determination while Subramania exudes bravery – together representing different facets of divinity within Indian culture. Inspired by Arthurian legends' quest for enlightenment, Sir Galahad gazes upon The Attainment - a vision of the Holy Grail that symbolizes ultimate spiritual fulfillment alongside Sir Bors and Sir Percival. Durga reigns supreme among deities in India; her fierce form embodies protection against evil forces while inspiring courage within those who seek her blessings. At Golden Temple in Amritsar's Harmandir Sahib complex lies an oasis of tranquility reflected on Amrit Sagar lake - inviting pilgrims from around the world to experience profound spirituality firsthand.