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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘His Ascension’. Page ten of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/10

Page 10 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

At the Ascension Jesus was lifted up and taken into a cloud so He could be seen no more. The word “ASCENSION” in Knox’s design is in a spiral with parts of the letters being hidden behind other swirling patterns.

Presumably the white has significance? Does it refer to purity or the Holy Spirit who Jesus promises will come upon the disciples? These are my subjective and personal questions and thoughts. There must be many hidden meanings and thoughts behind this page and The Archibald Knox Forum would like to receive you thoughts, ideas and comments on any of the pages from The Deer’s Cry.