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    Gospel symbols: Matthew = man Mark = lion Luke = bull John = eagle

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    Winged creatures for Matthew, a lion for Mark, and ox for Luke, and an eagle for John.

    Mark the Evangelist, the author of the second gospel account is symbolized by a winged lion – a figure of courage and monarchy. Mark has John the Baptist preaching "like a lion roaring" at the beginning of his Gospel.

    Saint John the Evangelist, part of a polyptych, 1320s Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, Sienese, active by 1298, died 1326/31)

    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.

    Miniature of a lion, a leopard, a rabbit, and an elephant - (Tractatus de Herbis - Sloane 4016 f. 50) by peacay, via Flickr


    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.

    St Anthony Abbot depicted with some of his symbolic attributes: a pig and a Tau symbol.

    czech matchbook cover, 1963

    An eighteenth-century Peruvian depiction of St Lucy; she holds her attributes martyr's palm and her eyes (symbols of vision and light) on a plate. (Metropolitan Museum of art)


    Map symbols for mountains.

    I have been always fascinated by Greek Orphism and Pythagoreanism. For this reason I decided to draw the most well-known symbol of the orphic

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

    Dr. John Dee’s “Angelorum Bonorum” of Enochian angel names.

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