Emblem 144

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I knew at once, when I saw a reproduction of this figure, emerging from the stone, or returning to it, that it was something I had long been familiar with; that, in fact, it, or something like it, had haunted all my work. The book in which I found it describes it as a ‘praying figure’, but the hands could equally be raised in horror. My son David transferred the image onto the sheet provided.