An attractive line of Laminated Holy Cards featuring the exclusive images of the most popular Catholic subjects. Complete with fresh, new artwork with subtle gold stamping and a classic prayer on the back suitable to the image, these cards are sure to be the retailer's favorite for years to come.
Prayer on back: Serenity Prayer
"God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. "A partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who ... raise their mind with humble confidence to God."
Item No.: AM-TS072
- Image of Praying Hands in a Laminated Holy Card.
- Prayer Card
- Laminated Cardstock: 2-5/8" W x 4-3/8" H
- Contains "Serenity Prayer" on the reverse side.
- 25 Pieces Per Package
Story & Symbolism:
Praying hands also known as Study of the Hands of an Apostle is a pen-and-ink drawing by the German printmaker, painter, and theorist Albrecht Dürer. The work is today stored at the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria. Dürer created the drawing using the technique of white heightening and black ink on (self-made) blue-colored paper. The drawing shows a close up of two male hands clasped together praying. Also, the partly rolled-up sleeves are seen.
The drawing is a sketch (study) for the hands of an apostle, whose full picture was planned to occupy the central panel of the triptych installed in Frankfurt entitled the Heller Altarpiece – destroyed by a fire in 1729. The sketched hands appear on the triptych on the right side of the central panel, and although the detail appears very similar, it is smaller in size in the triptych.
The drawing also once contained a sketch of the apostle's head, but the sheet with the head has been separated from it. Overall, Dürer made 18 sketches for the altarpiece. The first public recognition of the artwork was in 1871 when it was exhibited in Vienna, and the image is to depict the hands of Dürer's brother, one of eighteen siblings.