A Stone Inclines to Earth (Ein Stein sich nach der Erden neigt)

A Stone Inclines to Earth (Ein Stein sich nach der Erden neigt)

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Item No: frk00124
Title: A Stone Inclines to Earth (Ein Stein sich nach der Erden neigt)
Scripts/Text: German script
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Ein Stein sich nach der Erden neigt ein Flämlein in die höhe steigt Fisch will in dem wasser leben der Vögel nur der Luft weit schweben Wen jeder ist da [ill., text breaks off]

In der Welt und in den Sünden Ist kein gutter weg zu finden. Wende dich zur [ill., text breaks off]]


A stone inclines to earth, a little flame rises on high, the fish wants to live in the water, a bird only wants to glide in the air. If everybody is there [ill., text breaks off]

In the world and in sins no good path is to be found. Turn to the [ill., text breaks off]

Category: Spiritual Labyrinth (Geistlicher Irrgarten)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The spiritual labyrinth in Fraktur is decorated with flowers, vases, rosettes, hearts, and four winged angel heads.
The text is from Gerhard Tersteegen, Geistliches Blumen Gärtlein (Spiritual Flower Garden), a German book of short prayers and hymns that was reprinted by Christopher Saur in Germantown in 1747. Only a few lines were written in this document, and some of them are illegible. A completed version of such a spiritual labyrinth is FLP79.

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1820
Image Dimensions Width: 42 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 124
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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