September 25, 2010 Leave a comment
The title of this work is ‘The Holy Grail’ referring to the goblet the child is holding. The Holy Grail is usually a dish, plate or cup such as that used by Jesus in the Last Supper. It is said to be sacred and has miraculous powers.
In more recent literature, the Grail is said to be a symbol of God’s grace which is only available to those who are spiritually prepared for it. In my interpretation, the child symbolises purity and the lion symbolises the strength one needs in order to make the journey to spiritual maturity. There are several menacing elements within the room which the child has now overcome and he grasps the Golden Cup between his hands.
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