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 Holkham Orchard Cards
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Holkham Orchard Cards

The British Library
Christmas cards reproducing an exquisite detail of birds - including a robin, wren, pelican and goldfinch - singing in the Garden of Eden, from a miniature illustrating the Holkham Bible Picture Book, produced in England, c.1320-30. Birds were imbued with a rich Christian symbolism in the middle ages, with different birds reflecting different meanings: the pelican symbolised Christ's sacrifice, the wren stood for the Holy Spirit, and goldfinches recall Christ's Passion.

Printed 'Season's Greetings'.
8 ½" x 4".
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Code: 20119

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