Thursday, January 31, 2019

Arms on the Exterior of the Hotel de Ville, Arras, Part 2


Continuing from my last post our clockwise circumambulation (now that's not a word I get to use in everyday conversation!) around the Hotel de Ville in Arras, France, and photographing the coats of arms supported by lions around the edge of the roof, here are the remaining shields, beginning in the rear of the building and ending at about the 7 o'clock position of the front of the edifice in the Place des Héros. As before, you can click on an image to see a bigger picture.


Azure two (boards? rows of dominos?) in saltire between in pale two (caps/hats?) and in fess two (bowls? buckets?)


Azure a woman? statant affronty and a tower masoned in fess.


Arras ancient. (Azure on a fess argent between in chief a bishop’s mitre and in base two croziers in saltire or three rats passant sable.)


Artois (Azure semy-de-lys or a label of three tags gules each tag charged with three towers or.)


Gules a griffin segreant. (The shield with the griffin does not fill the shield on which it is placed.)


Artois (Azure semy-de-lys or a label of three tags gules each tag charged with three towers or.)


? on a fess gules a duck?


? two rows of billets palewise in fess azure gules vert sable? and ?


Azure a bishop statant affronty holding in his dexter hand a hammer and in his sinister a crozier.


Arras ancient. (Azure on a fess argent between in chief a bishop’s mitre and in base two croziers in saltire or three rats passant sable.)


Artois (Azure semy-de-lys or a label of three tags gules each tag charged with three towers or.)


And thus ends the carved lions and heraldry on the Hotel de Ville.

And as before, if you can identify one or another of the shields here, please let us know in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Sculpteur posant les lions jumelés destinés aux angles des pavillons de l'hôtel de ville, 27 mai 1929, Archives départementales du Pas-de-Calais, 24 Fi 1331.

    http://portail-pedagogique62.fr/sites/default/files/chat_001.jpg

    The Arms of Arras (ancient) being carved as part of the reconstruction works in 1929

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