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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #2
Filiberto Boncompagni
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Hi Pierre,

I think those were sort of Heraldic birds. Hard to say which one, but here are a few examples:

http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/...ges/birds.html

http://www.ngw.nl/themes/birds.htm

If it was a “religious symbol perhaps related with a local saint”, as a Florentine I’m not aware of it (Apollonio di Giovanni was from Florence).
Same for birds symbolizing Florentine neighborhoods. Although things may have changed a bit since 1440.

Regards,

Filiberto
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