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Old March 20th, 2011, 01:16 AM   #22
Yohann Gissinger
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
Posts: 10
Default coats of arms hypothesis

Hello Pierre,

Concerning FIG 1. T. Gaddi’s «Calling of St Eloi», 1360, Prado, Madrid and its pendant:

I bet on a reinterpretation of a coat of arms of Lusignan, kings of Cyprus and Jerusalem, under the form of a kind of flag with fringes.

Here you can find a description of the cited coat of arms:
Here you can follow the evolution of the cited coat of arms (click crusades->9th->H.de Lusignan):

Note the interesting details on the painting, like the compass, a crown etc...

Concerning FIG 2. N. Buonaccorso’s «Marriage of the Virgin», 1380. National Gallery. London.

I would bet the same way, for an imaginary reinterpretation of something (maybe a rug?), in a coat of arms style, because of the main two colors yellow and red you can find in some italian armorial (Kingdom of Sicily for example) and because of the structure of the field with a central symmetry.

I didn't find a coat of arms with exactly the same design.

Bien ą vous,
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