2 weeks ago
Monday, October 20, 2014
Norway, Part Nine - Arms or Not?
I did run across just a few shields in Oslo where I wasn't certain whether they were a real coat of arms or if they were simply artistic decoration on what would otherwise have been a blank shield. (And we all know how I feel about blank shields!)
So, yeah, I kind of like these, but I'm not certain just how much I should like them. You understand?
I think I saw this same design in Heidelberg, Germany, a couple of years ago. Though that one, as I recall, was done in a red stone or concrete.
Nope. Looking at that post (http://blog.appletonstudios.com/2013/02/coats-of-arms-at-heidelberg-university.html), this is a bend sinister; the ones in Heidelberg - and there several different versions of the same shield, and so I have to assume of a real coat of arms - were of Or a bend gules.
So, real heraldry or simply artistic decoration? I don't know for sure, but I do prefer it to blank shields, don't you?