The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

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Description
This colored print shows a large “tree of life.” This natural tree also symbolizes the wooden cross of the crucifixion, as its trunk holds an image of Christ. The branches contain about two dozen words which denote Christian sacraments, practices, and virtues. Above the tree, is a triangle symbolizing the Holy Trinity.
The idealized city of "New Jerusalem" is depicted in the background behind the tree. In the foreground, is a crowd of people representing this present "Evil World.” Men and women are portrayed as searching for salvation amidst a world full of vices such as drunkenness, prostitution, and violence. Two quotations from Scripture appear beneath the title.
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Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
n.d.
maker
unknown
place made
World
Physical Description
ink (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
image: 12 in x 8 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2943
catalog number
60.2943
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Drinking
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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