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A VICTORIAN PINE-CASED 'BIBLICAL HERBARIUM'
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A VICTORIAN PINE-CASED 'BIBLICAL HERBARIUM'

BY SOUTHALL BROS. AND BARCLAY, BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1897

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A VICTORIAN PINE-CASED 'BIBLICAL HERBARIUM'
BY SOUTHALL BROS. AND BARCLAY, BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1897
Containing specimens of the plants, fruits, seeds and gums, originating from the Holy Land mentioned in Biblical texts, contained in card boxes and glass vials
The box: 7 in. (18 cm.) high; 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 11 ½ in. (29 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

This herbarium contained thirty-eight specimens of plants found in the Holy Land including 'The Christ Thorn', the plant from which it was believed that the Crown of Thorns was made prior to Christ's crucifixion, and the accompanying pamphlet explained the Biblical references as well as providing scholarly information on the herb's uses.

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