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Accession Number

PAG2004.004

Date Range

1800-1820

Description

Brown oval encircling text with blue ribbon and pink rose at top center.

Dimensions in Inches

3 3/4 x 3 1/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Northampton County, Pennsylvania

Category

Religious text

Motifs

roses, leaves, floral

Associated Names

Luesa Koehler

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

Wilkommen! edles Knä-/belein, willkommen/ liebes Kind! süßes/Jesuslein, durch Dich, mein Leid verschwindt.

Translation

Welcome! noble little boy, welcome, dear child! Welcome! sweet little Jesus, through you my sorrow disappears.

Comment

This is one of three small fraktur that all have the name “Luesa Koehler” inscribed on them in pencil in the same hand. Because of the pietistic text and the wreath design, it is thought these are Moravian pieces. The text on this piece indicates it may have been made around Christmas.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 94, fig. 3.68.

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