5 days ago
Thursday, November 5, 2015
I Just Can't Get Away From It
Heraldry, I mean. It's everywhere I go, every place I look.
I was back at work earlier this week after a week's "vacation." At lunch time, I went into the break room to grab a bite before heading back to my desk. And there, right on the counter, between the coffee maker and the sink, you'll never guess what I found.
That's right, some more heraldry.
This is a mug with the arms of Ursuline Academy on it, just sitting out there as bold as brass (well, okay, plastic, but still ...) My guess at a blazon would be: Argent a cross and on a chief gules seven mullets in a representation of the constellation Ursa Major argent.
I had to go on-line (where the above image comes from) to look them up, since all of my children are beyond the ages for which I might be looking for schools for them. "Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women in grades 9-12." And, I'm guessing, on of the attorneys at the law firm I work for has a daughter, or daughters, who attend there. Hence my stumbling across heraldry while simply having lunch.
I know I've said it before, but it continues to be proven to me time and again: "You can find heraldry everywhere!"
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I would have expected some allusion to the arms of the Ursuline Sisters (see https://www.ursulinedallas.org/ftpimages/316/download/download_994140.pdf) and was disappointed.ReplyDelete
It seems the only acknowledgement of the Ursuline Sisters in the arms is the constellation of the Big Dipper on the chief: Ursa Major alludes to Ursula. (And, truth be told, I think the Academy's arms are much less "cluttered" than the arms of the Sisters.)ReplyDelete