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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘Against snares of demons Against seductions of vices Against lust of nature’. Page thirty-nine of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/39

This is Page 39 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

A snare is a loose loop which tightens when someone or something is caught in it. Is that what the illustration is showing, and the snares of demons and the dragon-like creature with wings on the left are in grey. “Seductions of vices” and lust of nature” are in red.
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The words in the above paragraph are just my personal and subjective thoughts. Knox must have had so many ideas and thoughts behind this page and the other pages which, perhaps, we will never know.

The Archibald Knox Forum would like to hear your thoughts, ideas and comments on any of the pages from The Deer’s Cry.