An illustration of a decorative letter A with an angel holding a vine underneath.

Decorative Letter A with Angel Holding Vine

An illustration of a decorative letter A with an angel holding a vine underneath.

"Altars were either square or round. Specimens of both kinds are here given from ancient sculptures." — Anthon, 1891

Altars

"Altars were either square or round. Specimens of both kinds are here given from ancient sculptures."…

"An ancient English gold coin, varying in value. It was so called from the figure of the archangel Michael piercing the gradon upon its obverse. angels continued to be coined down to the time of the Commonwealth." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Angel

"An ancient English gold coin, varying in value. It was so called from the figure of the archangel Michael…

An illustration of an angel on a wire.

Angel on Wire

An illustration of an angel on a wire.

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

Angel with Wings Doodad

An illustration of a angle's face and wings doodad.

"Notwithstanding its name is is a hideous-looking creature, with two enormous pectoral fins, said to have given it its name, from a fancied resemblence to the wings of angels." — Goodrich, 1859

Angelfish

"Notwithstanding its name is is a hideous-looking creature, with two enormous pectoral fins, said to…

An innocent, angelic looking boy with a halo above his head.

Angelic Boy

An innocent, angelic looking boy with a halo above his head.

"And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." Matthew 24:31 ASV
<p>Illustrations of three angels in the sky sounding trumpets.

Angels with Trumpets

"And he shall send forth his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together…

"And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased." Luke 2:8-14 ASV
<p>Illustration of an angel appearing to two shepherds. One shepherd kneels and the second looks downward. There is a palm tree in the background.

The Annunciation to the Shepherds

"And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the field, and keeping watch by night over…

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary." Luke 1:26-27 ASV
<p>Detail of New Testament illustration showing the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Gabriel holds a lily, a symbol of the Virgin Mary.

The Annunciation, Detail View

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,…

This painting is by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain. The figures that are usually found in many of his paintings are apparent in this piece. This painting can now be found in the National Gallery.

The Annunciation

This painting is by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain. The figures that are usually found in many of his paintings…

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

The Annunciation

An engraving, The Annunciation, where the angel Gabriel tells Mary she would conceive the Son of God.

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

The Annunciation

An angel appears to Mary while she is sitting with a book.

The Seal of the State of Arkansas. The seal shows Mercy, a bald eagle holding a shield, and the sword of justice.

Seal of Arkansas

The Seal of the State of Arkansas. The seal shows Mercy, a bald eagle holding a shield, and the sword…

The barge moved from the brink.

The Passing of Arthur

The barge moved from the brink.

"Ethelbert met Augustine in the open air, under a tree at Canterbury, and heard him tell about the true God and Jesus Christ, whom He has sent; and, after some time, and a great deal of teaching, Ethelbert gave up worshiping Wooden and Thor, and believed in the true God and was baptized, and many of his people with him."

Augustine and Ethelbert

"Ethelbert met Augustine in the open air, under a tree at Canterbury, and heard him tell about the true…

Girl with angel

Banner

Girl with angel

A banner, featuring two angels and a face in the middle of the image.

Angelic Banner

A banner, featuring two angels and a face in the middle of the image.

This religious border was designed by German artist Hans Holbein in 1524. It has religious connotations with a bearded man on each side with a halo, and an angel on the top left corner reading. All the animals around the border have halos as well.

Religious Border

This religious border was designed by German artist Hans Holbein in 1524. It has religious connotations…

This religious border was designed by German artist Hans Holbein in 1524. It has religious connotations with a bearded man on each side with a halo, and an angel on the top left corner reading. All the animals around the border have halos as well.

Religious Border

This religious border was designed by German artist Hans Holbein in 1524. It has religious connotations…

A decorative letter C with an angel holding a vine below the letter.

Decorative Letter C with Angel Holding Vine

A decorative letter C with an angel holding a vine below the letter.

This arm chair is carved in wood. The top of the chair has a leaf scroll design and an angel on each side. On each arm of the chair is a design of a bird.

Arm Chair

This arm chair is carved in wood. The top of the chair has a leaf scroll design and an angel on each…

A decorative divider with a cherub's face and floral ornaments.

Cherub Divider

A decorative divider with a cherub's face and floral ornaments.

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened round the waist." -Hall, 1862

Closegirt

"Gules, an angel erect with wings expanded or, dress closegirt. CLOSEGIRT. A figure whose dress is fastened…

An illustration of a decorative letter D with an angel reading a book.

Decorative Letter D with Angel

An illustration of a decorative letter D with an angel reading a book.

Decorative header with blindfolded angel in center.

Decorative Header

Decorative header with blindfolded angel in center.

A divider, featuring an angel.

Divider with Angel

A divider, featuring an angel.

An illustration of a decorative letter E with an angel holding a plate with fruit on top.

Decorative Letter E with Angel Holding Plate

An illustration of a decorative letter E with an angel holding a plate with fruit on top.

Decorative floral tailpiece with a cherub and birds, used as an ornamental footer.

Footer with Cherub

Decorative floral tailpiece with a cherub and birds, used as an ornamental footer.

An illustration of a young angel girl wearing a flower wreath and dropping flowers as she walks.

Angel Girl

An illustration of a young angel girl wearing a flower wreath and dropping flowers as she walks.

A decorative letter H illustrated with an angel holding a spear and shield.

Decorative Letter H with Angel Holding Spear and Shield

A decorative letter H illustrated with an angel holding a spear and shield.

"When once the mortal part of him has perished, Juno lays aside her enmity and marries him to Hebe, her own daughter and the embodiment of youth." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Hebe

"When once the mortal part of him has perished, Juno lays aside her enmity and marries him to Hebe,…

An illustration of a decorative letter I with an angel playing the harp.

Decorative Letter I with Angel Playing Harp

An illustration of a decorative letter I with an angel playing the harp.

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King fo Sleep." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Iris

"Iris puts on her robe of many colors, and tingeing the sky with her bow, seeks the palace of the King…

A decorative letter K with an angel blowing horn underneath the letter.

Decorative Letter K with Angel Blowing Horn

A decorative letter K with an angel blowing horn underneath the letter.

"Arms of Leo X (Medici)." &mdash; Young, 1901

Arms of Leo X

"Arms of Leo X (Medici)." — Young, 1901

An illustration of a decorative letter M with an angel below.

Decorative Letter M with Angel

An illustration of a decorative letter M with an angel below.

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Madrid Museum.

The Madonna with the Fish

From a Painting by Raphael, in the Madrid Museum.

This print from the Gantz New Testament was created by Ambrose Holbein in 1523.

The Gantze New Testament

This print from the Gantz New Testament was created by Ambrose Holbein in 1523.

"Nike, or Victory." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Nike

"Nike, or Victory." —Bulfinch, 1897

This is a print by German artist Johann Otmar in 1502 . It depicts St. Francis reading a bible outside between trees. In each corner of the print are symbols of the four Evangelists: top left, St. John represented by the eagle; top right, St. Mark represented by the lion; bottom left, St. Matthew represented by the winged man; and bottom right, St. Luke represented by the ox.

Johann Otmar

This is a print by German artist Johann Otmar in 1502 . It depicts St. Francis reading a bible outside…

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting which has won great fame during recent years. The artist has represented Pasteur, the celebrated scientist, busily at work in his laboratory, recording the results of his microscopal study of bacteria. As the great master of modern science rests for a moment from his midnight researches, he appears to see in a vision the victims of pestilence, famine, and infectious diseases imploring relief from the good angel who symbolizes the wonderful victories won by Pasteur in combating disease." — Blaisedell, 1904

Louis Pasteur

"This picture is based upon a photograph of a painting which has won great fame during recent years.…

"Arms of Paul II (Barbo)." &mdash; Young, 1901

Paul II

"Arms of Paul II (Barbo)." — Young, 1901

"And the angel said to them: Peace be to you, fear not. For when I was with you, I was there by the will of God: bless ye him, and sing praises to him. I seemed indeed to eat and to drink with you: but I use an invisible meat and drink, which cannot be seen by men. It is time therefore that I return to him that sent me: but bless ye God, and publish all his wonderful works. And when he had said these things, he was taken from their sight, and they could see him no more." Tobit 12:17-21 DRA
<p>After Raphael reveals himself as an angel, he departs back into heaven, leaving Tobit, Tobias, Anna, and Sarah.

Raphael Departs from Tobit and His Family

"And the angel said to them: Peace be to you, fear not. For when I was with you, I was there by the…

"Besides the walls and ceilings of the interior, the fa&ccedil;ades were frequently decorated with sculptured figures, and the flat spaces between the windows and mouldings underwent ornamentation. This took place either by a manner of painting called sgraffito, in which the undercoating was black, with a thin surface-coating of white laid over it, and then the design or shading was engraved or scraped away down to the black grounding; or similar designs were executed in base-relief, whilst [this image] represents part of a fa&ccedil;ade painted in sgraffito."

Façade painted in Sgraffito at Rome

"Besides the walls and ceilings of the interior, the façades were frequently decorated with sculptured…

A decorative letter S with illustrated with an angel below the letter holding a cloth.

Decorative Letter S with Angel Holding Cloth

A decorative letter S with illustrated with an angel below the letter holding a cloth.

"Etruscan Sarcophagus, Late Style." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Sarcophagus

"Etruscan Sarcophagus, Late Style." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

From the book of stories by Oscar Wilde, The Selfish Giant is about a giant who closes his garden up so children do not play in it. Here, he realizes what he has done. His garden turned to winter when he closed it off from children.

The Selfish Giant

From the book of stories by Oscar Wilde, The Selfish Giant is about a giant who closes his garden up…

This shelf is designed with a cross in the center and a kneeling angel on each side. It also has scrolls of leaves all around.

Shelf

This shelf is designed with a cross in the center and a kneeling angel on each side. It also has scrolls…

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee. But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this might be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end." Luke 1:26-33 ASV
<p>Illustration shows the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary. Gabriel floats above the floor. He has large winds and hold a lily, the traditional symbol for Mary. Gabriel raises his right hand in blessing. Mary kneels on the floor, her hands pressed together and head downward.

The Annunciation, Gabriel Appears to Mary

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,…

"And Tobias went forward, and the dog followed him, and he lodged the first night by the river of Tigris. And he went out to wash his feet, and behold a monstrous fish came up to devour him. And Tobias being afraid of him, cried out with a loud voice, saying: Sir, he cometh upon me. And the angel said to him: Take him by the gill, and draw him to thee. And when he had done so, he drew him out upon the land, and he began to pant before his feet. Then the angel said to him: Take out the entrails of the fish, and lay up his heart, and his gall, and his liver for thee: for these are necessary for useful medicines." Tobit 6:1-5 DRA
<p>Tobias is attacked by a monstrous fish. The angel protects him and instructs him to save parts of the fish to use as medicine.

Tobias Attacked by a Monstrous Fish

"And Tobias went forward, and the dog followed him, and he lodged the first night by the river of Tigris.…

"Then his father answered him, and said: I have a note of his hand with me, which when thou shalt shew him, he will presently pay it. But go now, and seek thee out some faithful man, to go with thee for his hire: that thou mayst receive it, while I yet live. Then Tobias going forth, found a beautiful young man, standing girded, and as it were ready to walk." Tobit 5:3-5 DRA
<p>Tobias encounters the angel Raphael who appears as one of his kinsmen.

Tobias Meets the Angel

"Then his father answered him, and said: I have a note of his hand with me, which when thou shalt shew…

"On ancient monuments, the torch appears to be formed of wooden staves or twigs, either bound by a rope drawn round them in a spiral form, or surrounded by circular bands at equal distances." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Torches

"On ancient monuments, the torch appears to be formed of wooden staves or twigs, either bound by a rope…

Illustration of a triangle with interior segments and angles labeled.

Segments and Angles in a Triangle

Illustration of a triangle with interior segments and angles labeled.

Illustration of a triangle with interior segments and angles labeled.

Segments and Angles in a Triangle

Illustration of a triangle with interior segments and angles labeled.

An illustration of a woman holding a cherub.

Woman & Cherub

An illustration of a woman holding a cherub.

An illustration of an angel woman adorned with a flower wreath, surrounded by two cherubs and cascading flowers and butterflies.

Angel Woman

An illustration of an angel woman adorned with a flower wreath, surrounded by two cherubs and cascading…

"It is a very common error to translate <em>monile baccatum</em>, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of which we are here speaking is frequently shown in ancient paintings, &c., as in the two following cuts." &mdash; Anthon, 1891

Women with necklaces

"It is a very common error to translate monile baccatum, "a pearl necklace". The ornament of…