Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Jewish Museum Berlin. G
Judaism. Divine protection. Amulets. Often consisted of scrolls written in Hebrew and the texts were combined with motifs geom?tircos or magical figures. It hung in the body or on the wall of the houses. Jewish Museum Berlin. Germany.
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Apparition at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland
Apparition at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland, which took place on 21 August 1879. Fifteen people of different ages saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, together with an altar with a cross and a lamb, and angels above. Date: 1879
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Durer's Armillary Sphere
Durer's Armillary Sphere. Albrecht Durer (1471- 1528) was a German artist. His skillful use of perspective and mathematical proportions made him one of the outstanding artistic figures of the early 16th century. This woodcut depicts the globe surrounded by seven circles and twelve wind gods. It is based on an armillary sphere, an astronomical device that shows the circles of the celestial sphere surrounding the Earth. These include the north and south pole, the equator and the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer. Taken from Dr Willi Kurth's The Complete Woodcuts of Albrecht Durer (1936).
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