Kathleen O’Bryan Hedges

"The Blessing" has been donated by the Society for the Perpetuation of the Desert Bred Saluki. "The Blessing"  is an AP of an edition of 18. The piece shows the creation of the horse being blessed by God. The forelock is twisted into two strands.  One is happiness and the other success. His eyes are closed and his ears are back as he receives the blessing.

"As recorded in the conversations of the Prophet, when God created the horse, he summoned the South Wind to condense itself in the hand of the Angel Gabriel and from this wind God created the horse saying to him:  "I have bestowed my blessings upon thee above all other beasts and made thee their master.  Success and happiness are bound to thy forelock; bounty reposes on your back and riches are with you wherever you may be"