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2D and 3D Angels – Easter Greeting postcard and April angel ceramic figurine

April 12, 2012

Presented here are two representations of angels – one in two dimensions and the other in three dimensions.  First, a vintage postcard, postmarked in 1910:

Easter Greeting - International Series No. 1142 - obverse

Easter Greeting - International Series No. 1142 - obverse

The front of the Easter Greeting postcard shows a sprig of lilies of the valley flowers, with a rectangular inset in which is depicted a beautiful angel with a silver halo.  She holds a scroll in her left hand.  The back of the postcard shows that the card was published by the International Art Publishing Company, and that this postcard is in the Series number 1142.

Easter Greeting - International Series No. 1142 - reverse

Easter Greeting - International Series No. 1142 - reverse

The three dimensional angel is a porcelain figurine of an angel.   The APRIL emblazoned on her purple sash indicates that this angel is meant to represent the qualities of April, the first full month of Spring.  She holds a wicker basket of Easter eggs in her right hand, and cradles a white bunny rabbit in her left.

April - Porcelain angel figurine holding a bunny rabbit and a basket of Easter eggs - Japan

April - Porcelain angel figurine holding a bunny rabbit and a basket of Easter eggs - Japan

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day, be at my side

To light and guard, to rule and guide.


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