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The Book of Kells, c. 800 AD. This page contains the symbols of the Four Evangelists: a man (Matthew), a lion (Mark), an eagle (John) and an ox (Luke). The four cardinal points of the Zodiac.

Gospel symbols

An Italian majolica dish, c.1535-50; at the centre is the symbol of St Mark the Evangelist: a winged lion, with, unusually, a halo-crowned human face; the book represent St Mark's gospel, and the lion holds a sword, symbol of the Christian willingness to defend Christianity.

Plaque with the Symbol of the Evangelist John Date: ca. 1100 Geography: Made in, Conques, France Culture: French Medium: Copper: cut and gilt; champlevé and cloisonné enamel: black, lapis and lavender blue, turquoise, green, red, white, pinkish white. Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 2 3/8 x 1/8in. (10.1 x 6.1 x 0.3cm) Classification: Enamels Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 Accession Number: 17.190.429

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Temari, is a Japanese thread ball, which is a symbol of perfection. There is a long history about the weaving of thread to create this artwork....Photo by...Nana Akua.

Notable printers' marks. Historically, a printer’s mark is a symbol identifying a particular printer, such a mark was often an element of a larger pictoral image called a device.

A sandstone relief, c.1200, made in Zamora, Spain, showing a lion (symbol of Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah) trampling on a dragon, the personification of evil. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

St Mark and his Winged Lion). Libro de horas de Carlos VIII, Rey de Francia. 15th century.

ivory plaque with animals

Where there is symbol, there is creation — Stéphane Mallarmé to Jules Huret, 1891.