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A crowned bird and flower, from inspiration to carving

Here’s a crowned bird and flower design from inspiration to carving. The original artist is unknown, but little paintings like this one (c. 1840) were sometimes given by teachers as rewards to students. The bird may or may not have symbolized the soul, as birds are intermediaries between earth and heaven; if so, is this one crowned in glory? Or do these little guys just look better with something on their heads? (Original from The Pennsylvania German Fraktur of the Philadelphia Free Library, vol. 2, 1976.)

scanned image of fraktur, caption 632. Anonymous artist. Bookmark. Southeastern Pennsylvania, ca. 1840. Hand-drawn and colored on wove paper; 10.7x8.2 cm. FLP 202sketch based on the originalcarving made from the sketch