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Accession Number

PAG2002.0100

Date Range

1790-1810

Description

Religious text with red and blue scalloped border, with yellow accents in between scallops.

Dimensions in Inches

3 1/4 x 4

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Bethel Township, Lebanon County, Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

ribbons, floral

Associated Names

Elisabet Kohr

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Transcription

Ey nün, wahres SeelenLicht!/Komm herein, und säume nicht!/Komm herein, Jesülein, Leucht/in meines Herzensschrein.

Translation

Now at last, true light of the soul! Enter herein, an d do not hesitate! Enter herein, little Jesus, light in the shrine of my heart.

Comment

The small scale and reference in the text to “Jesülein” may indicate that this is a Moravian piece. For a related example, also having the surname Kohr on reverse, see No. 2001.029.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 93, fig. 3.67.

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