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Illustration from a popular German Bible.
Estimated value: $300 - $450
For the Germans, heart had a visual and symbolic significance derived from the study of the bible, pious works and German popular poetry. The representations of heart symbolized the whole of the person, reflecting biblical allusions heart like sits of the faith, of the emotions and of the love of God. The heart engraved on humble domestic objects meant the love of the hearth, of the craft industry and of the artistic inspiration.
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