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"Symbolic Expressions Across Time and Cultures: A Journey Through Art, Religion

Background imageSymbolic Collection: White Hart, from The Wilton Diptych c. 1395-99 (egg tempera on oak) (verso)

White Hart, from The Wilton Diptych c. 1395-99 (egg tempera on oak) (verso)
XCF272271 White Hart, from The Wilton Diptych c.1395-99 (egg tempera on oak) (verso) by Master of the Wilton Diptych, (fl.c.1395-99); National Gallery, London

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Hireling Shepherd, 1851, (1948). Creator: William Holman Hunt

The Hireling Shepherd, 1851, (1948). Creator: William Holman Hunt
The Hireling Shepherd, 1851, (1948). A shepherd neglects his flock and woos a young woman with a lamb on her lap. Behind them, two bloated sheep lie on the ground poisoned by the corn

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas)

The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas)
BEN285731 The Birth of Venus, c.1485 (tempera on canvas) by Botticelli, Sandro (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1444/5-1510); 180x280 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Chromolithograph Devotional Card - The Virgin Mary

Chromolithograph Devotional Card - The Virgin Mary 1911

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, WW1

The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, WW1
The Great Sacrifice by James Clark, originally published in the 1914 Christmas number of The Graphic. Depicting a dead soldier on a battlefield with an ethereal image of Christ on the cross shining

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Venus of Urbino, 1538. Artist: Titian

Venus of Urbino, 1538. Artist: Titian
Venus of Urbino, 1538. Titian (1488-1576). Found in the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India

Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India, Singapore, South East Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men

WWI Poster, The Empire Needs Men
WWI Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Poster, design by Arthur Wardle (1864-1949), The Empire Needs Men! Enlist Now. Depicting a lion and cubs, representing Britain and her Empire. Date: 1915

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Codex Troano - 1

Codex Troano - 1
Part of a Calendar used by Maya priests, depicting gods and symbolic creatures Plate xx

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building

The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Dead Sea scroll

Dead Sea scroll
Fragment of the Dead Sea scrolls on display at the Qumran museum, Dead Sea, Israel

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Charles Darwin, British naturalist

Charles Darwin, British naturalist
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British naturalist. Darwin had briefly studied medicine and then trained in the clergy, but his interest was in natural history

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building

The Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon who lived nearby at the Dakota Building, Strawberry Fields, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Ahura Mazda

Ahura Mazda, supreme god in Zoroastrianism, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iran, Middle East

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Holy Trinity column in the town of Sopron, Hungary, Europe

Holy Trinity column in the town of Sopron, Hungary, Europe

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Phrenological Head

Phrenological Head
A PHRENOLOGICAL HEAD Symbolic representation showing 37 areas such as eventuality, individuality, self-esteem, secretiveness

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University

Coats of Arms for Colleges of Cambridge University. Date: circa 1910

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)

Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood)
3057576 Second degree masonic tracing board, 1819 (oil on wood) by Bowring, Josiah (1757-1832); Library and Museum of Freemasonry, London, UK; eMuseum of Freemasonry; British, out of copyright

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Coronation Regalia of Britain

The Coronation Regalia of Britain
The various pieces of regalia used during the Coronation ceremonies of British Kings and Queens. 1. St. Edwards Crown, 2. The Imperial State Crown, 3. Prince of Wales coronet, 4

Background imageSymbolic Collection: An Inuit Inukshuk stone statue, Whistler mountain resort, venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

An Inuit Inukshuk stone statue, Whistler mountain resort, venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Background imageSymbolic Collection: King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935

King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations, ILN cover, 1935
Soldiers from across the British Empire gather to adore the crown, resplendent on a garlanded pedestal, on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of King George V.St Pauls Cathedral can be

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara

Shiva lingam in 10th century temple of Sri Brihadeswara (Brihadisvara), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India, Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Rosicrucian Symbol

Rosicrucian Symbol
SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF THE ROSY CROSS Symbol of the Rosicrucians

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)

Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas)
3431719 Capture of the Eagle, Waterloo, 1898 (oil on canvas) by Sullivan, William Holmes (1836-1908); 61x92 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; English, out of copyright

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace

Library of Congress - The Mosaic Minerva - Minerva of Peace
Washington DC, USA - Mosaic - The Minerva of Peace by Elihu Vedder (1836-1923). Found in the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building. Date: 1920

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade

Yugoslavia - Sokol Rally in Belgrade
A rally to promoting public exercise as a way to stimulate national self importance (through organised gymnastic and athletic demonstrations - usually mass-participation)

Background imageSymbolic Collection: An Inuit Inukshuk stone statue, Whistler mountain resort, venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

An Inuit Inukshuk stone statue, Whistler mountain resort, venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Mural of Jesus and Mary, Church of Ura Kedane Meheriet, Peninsula of Zege on Lake Tana

Mural of Jesus and Mary, Church of Ura Kedane Meheriet, Peninsula of Zege on Lake Tana, Gondar, Ethiopia, Africa

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London

Coat of Arms for Marylebone, London, with Virgin and Child at the top, and a Latin motto below (Fiat Secundum Verbum Tuum, let it be done according to your word). Date: early 20th century

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Two Nude Men Standing, one holding a lamb (ink on paper)

Two Nude Men Standing, one holding a lamb (ink on paper)
XIR905601 Two Nude Men Standing, one holding a lamb (ink on paper) by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520); Musee Bonnat, Bayonne, France; (add.info.: Deux hommes nus debout)

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Taktshang Goemba (Tigers nest monastery) with prayer flags and cliff, Paro Valley, Bhutan, Asia

Taktshang Goemba (Tigers nest monastery) with prayer flags and cliff, Paro Valley, Bhutan, Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageSymbolic Collection: German helmet WWI

German helmet WWI
One of the many steel helmets from World War I which farmers still find when they are ploughing their fields

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Buddha statue (1790)

Buddha statue (1790), Japanese Tea Gardens, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, USA

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Buddist celebration of Losar

Buddist celebration of Losar (Tibetian New Year) where Buddists throw flower in the air, Bodnath, Katmandu, Nepal, Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The vermillion coloured floating torii gate

The vermillion coloured floating torii gate (O-Torii) (Grand Gate) of the Shinto shrine, Itsukushima (Itsuku-shima) shrine, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Miyajima, Hiroshima area, island of Honshu

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, UK

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England, UK

Background imageSymbolic Collection: The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, England, UK

The Millennium Dome, Greenwich, London, England, UK

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt, North Africa

Temple of Hathor, Dendera, Egypt, North Africa

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Revolutionary art, Museum of the Revolution, Havana, Cuba

Background imageSymbolic Collection: MTR sign, Hong Kongs mass transit railway system, Hong Kong, China, Asia

MTR sign, Hong Kongs mass transit railway system, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Bronze lion statue outside the HSBC Bank Headquarters, rubbing its paws is said to bring good luck

Bronze lion statue outside the HSBC Bank Headquarters, rubbing its paws is said to bring good luck, Central, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Lion Hill, site of the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium

Lion Hill, site of the Battle of Waterloo, Belgium

Background imageSymbolic Collection: Justice as depicted on a Tarot card

Justice as depicted on a Tarot card
Comtesse de Segur, nee Sophie Rostopchine, French writer, born in Russia, best known for Les Malheurs de Sophie, first published 1859




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"Symbolic Expressions Across Time and Cultures: A Journey Through Art, Religion, and History" The Venus of Urbino by Titian (1538) - This iconic painting represents the idealized beauty of the female form, symbolizing love, desire, and fertility. The Great Sacrifice by James Clark (WW1) - A poignant depiction of sacrifice and loss during the horrors of war, serving as a powerful reminder of human resilience in times of adversity. Imagine Mosaic memorial to John Lennon - Located near his former residence at the Dakota Building, this mosaic embodies Lennon's vision for peace and unity through his timeless song "Imagine. " Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India - These vibrant images capture the rich tapestry of Hindu mythology and spirituality, offering glimpses into a diverse pantheon that inspires devotion among believers. Codex Troano-1 - An ancient Mayan manuscript filled with symbolic hieroglyphs that provide insights into their culture's cosmology, rituals, and beliefs about time. Chromolithograph Devotional Card depicting The Virgin Mary - This colorful devotional card serves as a visual representation of faith for many Catholics worldwide while honoring Mary's role as an intercessor between humanity and divinity. The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts in London - Symbolizing fairness and impartiality within the legal system since ancient times; these scales remind us that justice should be blind to biases or influences. King George V Silver Jubilee celebrations (ILN cover 1935) – Commemorating 25 years on the throne with grand festivities across Britain; this cover captures national pride while symbolizing continuity amidst changing times. Dead Sea Scroll – Ancient manuscripts discovered near Qumran containing biblical texts offer invaluable insights into religious practices during Second Temple Judaism while representing historical preservation efforts. Charles Darwin, British naturalist.