Noah's Ark - my latest stamp collage - is still a work in progress and proving quite challenging in so many ways. Faced with a pile of elephants ( stamps, that is), I 'm still unsure whether to take two African elephants or two Indian (or Asian) elephants. You can tell the difference by the size of their ears and the African elephants' ears are the largest!
This version of the bible story says that Noah was to take 2 of every species of clean animals, which includes Horses, sheep, Dogs and cats, but 7 of every species of unclean animals which includes Badgers, weasels and Rats!
I love the Bible's engraving showing the size and supposed design of the ark itself, and the list of animals that are to be loaded on board!
Clean and unclean animals are listed separately and include 19 different species of Squirrell (two ls) so 38 altogether! If you want to read more, I suggest you find a very old bible ..
My own interpretation will of course be just that!!
The Bible referred to here is The Catholic Family Bible with notes and illustrations by the Rev. Geo, Leo Haydock - Dublin, London and Edinburgh - A. Fullarton and Co, 1848