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All Religions are One, object 2 (Bentley 2, Erdman 2, Keynes 1)

Sector E
plate Illustration:

An old, bearded man sits on the right. His hands rest on an open book perched on his lap in such a way that allows the viewer to see the book's pages. His eyes may be raised or closed. His legs appear to be crossed at the ankles beneath his long gown; his right foot projects from beneath the gown's hem. Behind him and to the left is an angel with large wings. His left arm extends behind the bearded man's head; the angel's left hand appears to rest on the old man's shoulder. The angel's right arm extends over, and his right hand rests on, a large tablet with a double- arched top reminiscent of the stone tablets of the decalogue or tombstones. The tablet bears the title words, "ALL RELIGIONS are ONE," as though they were inscribed on the tablet. The angel may be looking down toward the tablet. Both figures and the tablet appear to be raised on a (stone?) plinth. The background above and behind the angel is composed of non-representational lines of hatching.

Component (Sector BD)

Keywords: male, prophet, Old Testament, legs crossed, gown, old, beard, sitting, holding, facing forward, eyes closed, eyes raised, right foot, arms reaching downward, fingers

A seated old man with a long beard rests his hands on an open book perched on his lap. The fingers of both hands are clearly delineated. He faces forward with his eyes raised or closed, although perhaps we are meant to think that he has been reading the book. His legs appear to be crossed at the ankles beneath his long gown; his right foot projects from beneath the gown's hem. He may be an Old Testament prophet.

Component (Sector AB)

Keywords: male, angel, wing, gown, standing, arms raised horizontally, facing down, arms resting

An angel with large wings stands behind the bearded patriarch and the tablet. He may be wearing a gown, as indicated by a few etched lines on his chest. His left arm extends behind the old man's head and his left hand would seem to rest on the old man's left shoulder. The angel's right arm extends over the tablet, with his right hand resting on it. His face is turned down slightly; he may be looking at the tablet.

Component (Sector AC)

Keywords: tablet, arch, decalogue, tombstone, stone

A tablet, reminiscent of the stone tablets of the decalogue or tombstones, bears the title letters. Its double-arched top suggests two tablets side by side, but no seam appears between them.

Component (Sector D)

Keywords: book, open, page

An open book rests, rather uneasily, on the old man's lap. It is tilted toward the viewer and thus its pages are clearly visible.

Component (Sector CD)

Keywords: plinth, stone

Both figures and the tablet would seem to be placed on a (stone?) plinth.

Component (Sector AC)

Keywords: inscription

The title letters are inscribed on a tablet.
 
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