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Background imageSymbol Collection: The New Jerusalem, c1900

The New Jerusalem, c1900. Christ, who has redeemed the world through his Crucifixion, waits at the entrance to The New Jerusalem to welcome the saved

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown

The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). Creator: Unknown
The Lutine Bell in the Underwriting Room at Lloyds of London, 1933, (1935). The SS L Atlantique was insured by Lloyds for almost £ 1, 000, 000

Background imageSymbol Collection: Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)

Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Artist: Lissitzky, El (1890-1941)
Beat the Whites with the red wedge (Poster), 1920. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Entry of the Animals into Noahs Ark, 1613

The Entry of the Animals into Noahs Ark, 1613. Found in the collection of J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. Artist: JMW Turner

The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. Artist: JMW Turner
The Angel Standing in the Sun, 1846. The Archangel Michael with flaming sword on Judgement Day. From Tate Britain, London

Background imageSymbol Collection: Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Artist: Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-1787)

Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Artist: Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-1787)
Return of the Prodigal Son, 1773. Found in the collection of the Art History Museum, Vienne

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Evangelical Symbols, 800 AD, (20th century)

The Evangelical Symbols, 800 AD, (20th century). The winged man is St Matthew, the winged lion St Mark, the winged ox St Luke and the eagle represents St John

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. Creator: Unknown

The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. Creator: Unknown
The Kings Orb and Sceptre, 1937. From " The Crowning of The King and Queen". [Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1937]

Background imageSymbol Collection: Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832

Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Artist: Jean-Francois Champollion
Hieroglyphs in the notebook of Jean-Francois Champollion, c1806-1832. Research on the system of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean Francois Champollion, the translator of the Rosetta Stone

Background imageSymbol Collection: Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, c1558-1560

Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, c1558-1560. Artist: Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Whatever I do, I do not Repent, I Keep Pissing against the Moon, 1558-1560. One from a series depicting twelve proverbs. From the Museum Mayer van der Berg, Antwerp, Belgium

Background imageSymbol Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageSymbol Collection: Masonic Sign, c. 1941. Creator: Edward F. Engel

Masonic Sign, c. 1941. Creator: Edward F. Engel
Masonic Sign, c. 1941

Background imageSymbol Collection: Signs of Christ, 1924. Artist: Nicholas Roerich

Signs of Christ, 1924. Artist: Nicholas Roerich
Signs of Christ, 1924. From a private collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Artist

Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Artist: Limbourg brothers (active 1385-1416)
Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Found in the collection of Musee Conde, Chantilly

Background imageSymbol Collection: The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)

The little Garden of Paradise. Artist: Upper Rhenish Master (active c. 1410-1420)
The little Garden of Paradise. Found in the collection of Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main

Background imageSymbol Collection: Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous

Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Artist: Anonymous
Folio from Haft Awrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami, 1539-1543. Found in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Background imageSymbol Collection: Virgin and Child, 16th century

Virgin and Child, 16th century. From the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Background imageSymbol Collection: Sumerian cylinder-seal impression depicting a governor being introduced to the king

Sumerian cylinder-seal impression depicting a governor being introduced to the king
Sumerian cylinder-seal impression depicting Haskhamer, Governor of the city of Ishkun-sin is introduced to the King of Ur (Ur-Nammu) who is seated by the goddess Ishtar, note the symbol of the moon

Background imageSymbol Collection: Battle at the Porte St Denis, 28th July, 1830, Paris. Artist: Hippolyte Lecomte

Battle at the Porte St Denis, 28th July, 1830, Paris. Artist: Hippolyte Lecomte
Battle at the Porte St Denis, 28th July, 1830, Paris. Fighting between the people and royalist troops during the French Revolution of July 1830. From the Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Background imageSymbol Collection: Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Hans Memling

Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Hans Memling
Young Woman with a Pink, ca. 1485-90. Once part of an allegorical diptych - the pink symbolizing betrothal or marriage

Background imageSymbol Collection: St Jerome in his Study, 1514 (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer

St Jerome in his Study, 1514 (1906). Artist: Albrecht Durer
St Jerome in his Study, 1514 (1906). From Durer Des Meisters Gemalde Kupferstiche und Holzschnitte in 471 Abbildungen [Stuttgart und Leipzig, Deutsch Verlags-Ansalt, 1906]

Background imageSymbol Collection: Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836

Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. Artist: David Roberts
Giant limestone statues of Rameses II, Temple of Rameses, Abu Simbel, Egypt, 1836. The reign of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II (ruled 1279-1213 BC)

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512

The Expulsion from the Paradise (Sistine Chapel ceiling in the Vatican), 1508-1512. Found in the collection of The Sistine Chapel, Vatican

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London

The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London. The Cenotaph is the site of the annual national service of remembrance when those who fell in the Great War and subsequent conflicts are remembered

Background imageSymbol Collection: To have more, we must produce more. To produce more, it is necessary to know more, 1920

To have more, we must produce more. To produce more, it is necessary to know more, 1920. Found in the collection of the Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant, 1869. Creator: Unknown

The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant, 1869. Creator: Unknown
The Lord Mayor of Dublin presenting the City Keys to the new Lord Lieutenant [John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer], 1869

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Abyssinian Church Festival of Palm Sunday, 1868. Creator: Unknown

The Abyssinian Church Festival of Palm Sunday, 1868. Creator: Unknown
The Abyssinian Church Festival of Palm Sunday, 1868. 'The service begins before daybreak...each man held a long stick in his hand

Background imageSymbol Collection: Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Virgin and Child in the Hortus... 1410

Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Virgin and Child in the Hortus... 1410. Creator: Anon
Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Virgin and Child in the Hortus Conclusus (Left wing), 1410

Background imageSymbol Collection: Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Christ with the Cross as Redemptor

Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Christ with the Cross as Redemptor... 1410 Creator: Anon
Diptych with symbols of the Virgin and Redeeming Christ: Christ with the Cross as Redemptor Mundi (Right wing), 1410

Background imageSymbol Collection: Toms River, 1905. Creator: John Frederick Peto

Toms River, 1905. Creator: John Frederick Peto
Toms River, 1905. Toms River uses elements typical of his work at this phase, including the picture frame, the painted photographic images and the presence of scraps of paper

Background imageSymbol Collection: Portrait of a Woman, 1480. Creator: Anon

Portrait of a Woman, 1480. Creator: Anon
Portrait of a Woman, 1480

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Welsh National Eisteddfod at Aberystwith, 1865. Creator: Unknown

The Welsh National Eisteddfod at Aberystwith, 1865. Creator: Unknown
The Welsh National Eisteddfod at Aberystwith, 1865. The annual congress of the students and amateurs of Welsh antiquities and literature...[was held] in a spacious

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Prussian flag before the Sultan of Morocco, 1780, (1936). Creator: Unknown

The Prussian flag before the Sultan of Morocco, 1780, (1936). Creator: Unknown
The Prussian flag before the Sultan of Morocco, 1780, (1936). Die Preussische Flagge Vor Dem Sultan Von Marokko, 1780. A Dutch captain named Klock lost his ship in a storm off the coast of Morocco

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Doctor 1919. Artist: Kurt Schwitters

The Doctor 1919. Artist: Kurt Schwitters
The Doctor 1919. From a private collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Imperial State Crown, 1937. Creator: Unknown

The Imperial State Crown, 1937. Creator: Unknown
The Imperial State Crown, 1937. From " The Crowning of The King and Queen". [Evans Brothers Limited, London, 1937]

Background imageSymbol Collection: The Soviet Union has begun to build dirigibles. Illustration from USSR Builds Socialism, 1933

The Soviet Union has begun to build dirigibles. Illustration from USSR Builds Socialism, 1933. Found in the Collection of Russian State Library, Moscow

Background imageSymbol Collection: A red cross moving 'Fort'. For rescuing between trenches, between 1914 and c1915

A red cross moving "Fort". For rescuing between trenches, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
A red cross moving "Fort". For rescuing between trenches, between 1914 and c1915. A Red Cross vehicle used for gathering wounded from trenches during World War I

Background imageSymbol Collection: Feed the hungry, c.1640. Creator: Wael, Cornelis, de (1592-1667)

Feed the hungry, c.1640. Creator: Wael, Cornelis, de (1592-1667)
Feed the hungry, c.1640. Found in the Collection of the Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola, Genova

Background imageSymbol Collection: Katyn - a warning to Europe!, c. 1943. Creator: Anonymous

Katyn - a warning to Europe!, c. 1943. Creator: Anonymous
Katyn - a warning to Europe!, c. 1943. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: The silver and gold church decorations were paid for by hard-earned kopecks, 1922

The silver and gold church decorations were paid for by hard-earned kopecks, 1922. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: We've finished with the earthly kings ? now it's time to take care of the heavenly ones!, 1922

We've finished with the earthly kings ? now it's time to take care of the heavenly ones!, 1922. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)

Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)
Reading is one of a person's duties, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Creator: Iwanow

A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Creator: Iwanow, Sergei Iwanowitsch (1885-1942)
A book is nothing more than a man speaking in public, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: Christmas, 1921. Creator: Moor, Dmitri Stachiewitsch (1883-1946)

Christmas, 1921. Creator: Moor, Dmitri Stachiewitsch (1883-1946)
Christmas, 1921. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: The devil doll, 1920. Creator: Moor, Dmitri Stachiewitsch (1883-1946)

The devil doll, 1920. Creator: Moor, Dmitri Stachiewitsch (1883-1946)
The devil doll, 1920. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: Why we need the Donets Basin. coal and iron, 1919. Creator: Apsit, Alexander Petrowitsch (1880-1944)

Why we need the Donets Basin. coal and iron, 1919. Creator: Apsit, Alexander Petrowitsch (1880-1944)
Why we need the Donets Basin. coal and iron, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: White troops burn bread, 1919. Creator: Osinin, I. (active around 1919)

White troops burn bread, 1919. Creator: Osinin, I. (active around 1919)
White troops burn bread, 1919. Private Collection

Background imageSymbol Collection: Electrification and counterrevolution, 1921. Creator: Simakow, Iwan Wassiliewitsch (1877-1925)

Electrification and counterrevolution, 1921. Creator: Simakow, Iwan Wassiliewitsch (1877-1925)
Electrification and counterrevolution, 1921. Private Collection



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