LAPLAND Blessing soil Russia; Spring customs celebrate earth s fertility 1900
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LAPLAND. Blessing soil, Russia; Spring customs celebrate earth's fertility 1900

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CAPTION PRINTED BELOW PICTURE: 'Blessing the soil, Russia - In the Spring, a vast number of customs are observed which celebrate the renewal of the earth's fertility. Many are survivals of pagan rites connected with corn, which Christianity has adopted as a symbol of the resurrection. The soil is blessed before seed time in Russia by the Priest, who walks before the sower of the grain and sprinkles holy water over the fields'

DATE PRINTED: 1900    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 20.5 x 15.0cm, 8 x 5.75 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique colour print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale. The print you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture


PROVENANCE: "Customs of the World"; Edited by Walter Hutchinson, With an introduction by A.C. Haddon, Published by Hutchinson & Co., London

LAPLAND. Blessing soil, Russia; Spring customs celebrate earth's fertility 1900
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