'Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God', 19th century. Creator: J Jenkins
'Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God', 19th century. Biblical scene, from Luke 2: 28: 'Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word'. The Prophecy of Simeon during the presentation of the infant Christ at the temple: Mary and Joseph bring Jesus to the temple 40 days after his birth. Simeon blesses them and says to Mary, "Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel..." The columns behind are similar to those in St Peter's Basilica in Rome. Engraving after 'Presentation at the Temple', a painting of 1715 by Louis de Boullogne the younger, in the Louvre Museum, Paris.
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'A Fresh Drink from a Tender Hand Tastes Twice as Good', c1933 (1938). Artist: Unknown
'A Fresh Drink from a Tender Hand Tastes Twice as Good', c1933 (1938). A woman offers a drink to members of the SA marching in a parade. Founded in c1919, the Sturmabteilung (SA) was the paramilitary wing of the Nazi party. Its members were known as the 'Brownshirts' because of the colour of their uniforms. The SA played an important part in Hitler's rise to power in Germany but its significance was effectively ended when its leaders were killed in the 'Night of the Long Knives' in 1934, with the rival Schutzstaffel (SS) taking over its role. This photograph was probably taken in 1933 after the Nazis came to power in Germany. From Geschichte der SA (History of the SA) by Wilhelm Rehm, published by Franz Eher Nachf, 1938.
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Detail from the jewel chest of Tuyu, depicting Heh, the god of the Million Years
Detail from the jewel chest of Tuyu, depicting Heh, the god of the Million Years. Found empty of any jewels as the tomb was robbed in antiquity, the chest was originally constructed for Tuyu's daughter, Tiye, who placed it in the tomb as offering. Tiye became the wife of Amehnhotep III and mother of Akhenaten. Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt. Period/ Date: New Kingdom 1391 - 1353 BC, 18th Dynasty. Material/ Size: Wood, glod leaf, faience, ebony and painted ivory, H=38.5cm W=26.8cm. Place of Origin: Valley of the Kings. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location 72
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