'Jesus said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?', mid 19th century
'Jesus said, Were there not ten cleansed? But where are the nine?', mid 19th century. Biblical scene, from Luke 17: 17: 'And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Was no one found except this foreigner to return and give glory to God?' Jesus performs the miracle of healing ten lepers, but only one man returns to thank him. Engraving after 'Christ Healing the Paralytic', a painting made c1619 by Anthony van Dyck, in the Royal Collection.
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During curing rites, Tsimshian shamans used these amulets to represent the creatures
During curing rites, Tsimshian shamans used these amulets to represent the creatures from which they derived their powers. It portrays a bird and a humanoid figure. Such intertwined elements and their associated dual meanings often occur in northwest coast art. Country of Origin: Northwest Coast of America. Culture: Tsimshian. Date/Period: Collected 1910. Place of Origin: Nass River. Material Size: Bone & abalone shell. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Provincial Museum, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Museum no. 9681. Location: 24.
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Charles II touching a patient for the King's evil, c1680 (1903). Artist: Frederick-Hendrik van den Hove
Charles II touching a patient for the King's evil, c1680 (1903).The royal touch was a form of laying on of hands, whereby French and English monarchs would touch their subjects, to cure them of various diseases and conditions. It was a ritual most commonly applied to people suffering from tuberculous cervical lymphadenitis, known as scrofula, and exclusively to them from 16th century onwards. The frequency of the ritual reached its height during the reign of Charles II (c1660-1685), the only English monarch who applied royal touch more than French kings. Over 92, 000 scrofulous people were touched by him, over 4, 500 annually. From London in the Time of the Stuarts, by Sir Walter Besant. [Adam & Charles Black, London, 1903].
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