Iceland:Christmas Stamps 2014

Issue Date 6 November 2014\"iceland

This year the Christmas stamp motifs feature a medieval manuscript called the Icelandic Book of Drawings. The motifs consist of the following drawings: The Nativity of Jesus, the Adoration of the Magi and the Annunciation of Mary.The Book of Drawings is unique amongst Icelandic manuscripts and the only manuscript of its kind in the Nordic countries. The book contains model drawings which were collected by artists in medieval times. Only thirty-six such medieval books of templates have been preserved in Western Europe and the Icelandic Book of Drawings is the only one to have been preserved in the Nordic countries.

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