The Dove and the Ant.

Aesop

The Dove and the Ant.

The Dove and the Ant.

Aesop

The Dove and the Ant.

An illustration of two birds. On the left side is a European wood pigeon and on the right is a stock-dove.

Birds

An illustration of two birds. On the left side is a European wood pigeon and on the right is a stock-dove.

A calligraphic banner with a bird.

Calligraphic Banner

A calligraphic banner with a bird.

A dove, flying.

Dove

A dove, flying.

"Pyx in the form of a Dove." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Dove

"Pyx in the form of a Dove." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth." Genesis 8:11 KJV

Return of the Dove to the Ark

"And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so…

An illustration of a blue rock-dove.

Blue rock-dove

An illustration of a blue rock-dove.

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves. It was also known as the Veraguan Partridge-dove.

Olive-Backed Quail-Dove

The Olive-Backed Quail-Dove (Geotrygon veraguensis) is a bird in the Columbidae family of pigeons and…

The ring-dove, of the order <em>Columb&aelig;</em>, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Ring Dove

The ring-dove, of the order Columbæ, is one of Europe's largest wild pigeons.

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

Rock dove

Common to Europe and Asia, the rock dove makes its home among the high rocks of the coast.

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

Stock dove

The stock dove, which prefers a mountainous habitat.

The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western USA through Mexico and the Caribbean. It has also been introduced to Florida. Most populations of White-winged Doves are migratory, wintering in Mexico and Central America.

White-Winged Dove

The White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) is a dove whose native range extends from the south-western…

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

Doves and pigeons

A large variety of doves and pigeons, pictured in a forested scene.

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

Turtle doves

A pair of turtle doves roosting on a branch.

Saint Mark sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. Scrolls rest on the table. Beside him rests a lion, the Evangelist's traditional symbol.

Saint Mark Writing

Saint Mark sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. Scrolls rest on the table. Beside him…

Saint Matthew sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit, represented as a dove, hovers over his shoulder. Books and a human skull rest on the table. The skull, presumably, is a reference to man, the Evangelist's traditional symbol.

Saint Matthew Writing

Saint Matthew sitting an a cloth-covered table writing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit, represented as a…

"Crown-pigeon (Goura coronata). GOURA. The typical genus of crown-pigeons of the Papuan subfamily Gourinae." -Whitney, 1911

Crown Pigeon

"Crown-pigeon (Goura coronata). GOURA. The typical genus of crown-pigeons of the Papuan subfamily Gourinae."…

A common bird found in nearly all parts of the world

Domestic Pigeon

A common bird found in nearly all parts of the world

A long legged breed of domestic pigeons, named for their charasteristic habit of pouting or puffing up its breasts.

English Pouter

A long legged breed of domestic pigeons, named for their charasteristic habit of pouting or puffing…

"The sceptre with the dove is of gold, three feet seven inches long; the circumference of the handle is three inches, and two inches and a quarter at the end of the staff; the pomel is decorated with a fillet of table diamonds and other precious stones; the mound at the top is enriched with a band of rose diamonds; upon the mound is a small cross of Calvary, over which is a dove with its wings expanded, as the emblem of mercy.SCEPTRE. A royal staff; an ensign of sovereignty borne in the hand. It was originally a javelin without a head. Sceptres of the present time are splendidly decorated with jewellery. " -Hall, 1862

Sceptre with the Dove

"The sceptre with the dove is of gold, three feet seven inches long; the circumference of the handle…

A triple floral banner with two birds.

Triple Banner

A triple floral banner with two birds.

A turtle dove <i>(Streptopelia turtur)</i> is a member of the Columbidae family.

Turtle Dove

A turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur) is a member of the Columbidae family.

An illustration of a domestic turtle-dove.

Domestic turtle-dove

An illustration of a domestic turtle-dove.

A depiction of the twelve disciples receiving the Holy Spirit.

Twelve Disciples

A depiction of the twelve disciples receiving the Holy Spirit.