It’s always interesting to me to see how different artists will incorporate heraldry into a design, for whatever purpose. In a recent foray to an antique mall, I ran across a book whose cover incorporated some heraldry (Russian), with some twists to it (the two faces instead of the escutcheon of St. George slaying the dragon, and the eagle’s legs turned into human arms, one holding a pistol and the other a hand grenade, instead of the more usual scepter and orb).
And that use, found in an antique mall, incidentally served to further support a long-standing belief of mine, which is that "You can find heraldry anywhere."
KIP and #26
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