Monday, March 9, 2020

Rheinland-Pfalz and Bayern in Heidelberg Castle, Part 3

For our next look at the displays of the arms of the Palatinate (sometimes called the Rhenish Palatinate) (Rheinland-Pfalz) and Bavaria (Bayern), we find several with the arms on two separate shields, accompanied by a third shield (which we would from experience expect to be the arms of the Archidapifer or chief food steward) but which in these instances is left either plain (in one instance) or diapered* in the others.

* Diapered: decorated with a geometric or floral pattern as a way of relieving a plain surface. Diapering is a matter of artistic license, and should not be confused with charges on a shield.

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