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Luceat Lux Vestra Coram Hominibus
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: book page
Maker: Cats, Jacob
Place made: Netherlands
Date made: 1627
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 15 1/2 in x 10 in
Page from Jacob Cats, "Sinne- en minnebeelden" (1627), with an engraving depicting a cherub standing by a light hanging at a dock, with a ship sailing on a choppy sea under a dark sky in the background. Accompanies a verse in Dutch talking about the importance of shining a light over the world, followed by supporting Classical and Biblical quotes. On verso, an engraving depicting a cherub tying a net up between two trees, over a river, followed by verses in Dutch and Latin.