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ΙΧΘΥϹ


THE CHRIST FISH
Winner of the 1957 Cleveland Museum of Art, May Show
5' x 16"

Detail of Head


ΙΧΘΥϹ

Detail of Tail

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Ichthys (sometimes spelled Ichthus, or Ikhthus, from Koine Greekἰχθύς, capitalized ΙΧΘΥΣ or ΙΧΘΥϹ) is the ancient and classical Greek word for "fish." In English it refers to a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish, used by Early Christians as a secret symbol[1] and now known colloquially as the "sign of the fish" or the "Jesus fish."[2]






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SPONSORS NEEDED

Greetings!
My father's archive arrived from Cleveland a couple of months ago. There are drawings from high school, college, commercial sketches and drawings, early stained glass panels, beautiful renderings in both pencil and charcoal, watercolors, nude drawings and paintings, portraits, letters, documents--
There are about 700 drawings, watercolors and sketches at the framers for conversation, matting and framing. And there are 14 glass panels. Where to begin!?
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Elisabeth Sunday IturiSun@gmail.com

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