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Date made: 1914-1918
Artist: Knox, Archibald
Description: The calligraphy reads ‘Christ protect me today’. Page forty-five of bound volume.
Materials: watercolour on paper
Object name: book
Collection: Art Collection
ID number: 1958-0202/45

This is Page 45 of the bound volume of The Deer’s Cry at the Manx Museum.

Christ is represented by a cross that, to me, looks like a bird flying through the air. The “ME” is connected to the cross and the rest of the verse is tightly bunched as though protection comes from being closely together and being shielded by a larger presence.
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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.