The Symbol of St. Luke

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acryl, dry leaves and glue on canvas


As the Christian tradition associated the four evangelists: John, Luke, Mark and Matthew with a symbol each, the Celtic Christians also kept this tradition and painted these symbols in the miniatures of the Middle Ages. St. Luke was assigned the Calf as a symbol because he is the only one who speaks of the “fatted calf” in the parable of the return of the prodigal son. In The Book of Kells, we find this representation of St. Luke, alongside the symbols of the other three evangelists.