The Passion Flower was discovered in the Brazil's,and its wonders soon proclaimed it to the Christan Kingdoms as representing the passion of our Lord, whence its present appreciation...On one of the species (the pass a flora alata) even the drops of blood are to be seen un the cross, or tree, the flower keeps open three days, and then dieappears, emblematic of our Saviour's resurrection.
Hand-coloured, embossed, plate with hand-written text. Unique. Sheet 360 x 247mm (14¼ x 9¾").
The passiflora alata, the winged-stem passion flower, is native to the Amazon from Peru to eastern Brazil. The passion flower often refers to the passion of Jesus in Christian theology. Spanish Christian missionaries adopted the unique physical structures of the plant as symbols of the last days of Jesus and especially his crucifixion.
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