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Genesis Chap. I. verses 16 and 21
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Place made: United Kingdom
Date made: 1750
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 11 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in
Three impressions on one sheet of paper. Top left, an engraving depicting the earth, and around it the sun, moon, stars, and comets, with a great light at the top of the frame representing God. Titled "Genesis Chap. I. The Creation of ye Sun, Moon and Stars." Under the image is the corresponding verse. Top right, titled "Genesis Chap. 1. The creation of birds & fishes." Scene of many fishes at sea, including a spouting whale, and birds in the sky and on the shore depicted in the foreground. Corresponding verse painted below. Bottom engraving shows six angels holding various objects important to the Christian tradition, including the 10 Commandments, a Bible, a Bishop's hat, and an incense-carrier as used in the Mass.