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

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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
Transcription:

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]]


Translation:

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
Notes:

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: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
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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