JEAN MARIE BOWCOTT

The Iris 12" X 14" print $400

In Greek mythology Iris, the goddess of the rainbow, would take messages from the 'eye' of heaven to

earth. Iris also transported the souls of women who had died to the underworld. With the coming of

Christianity, the archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary with an Iris, as the symbol of purity, in his hand.

In the fifth century the French kings incorporated the iris into the royal coat of arms as the Fleur-de-Lys

and it remains the symbol of all things French.

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