STONE HERALDIC SHIELD. SPAIN, 16TH-17TH CENTURIES.

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Reference: ZF0177

Heraldic shield. Carved stone. Spain, XVI-XVII centuries.
Heraldic shield of stone carved in its color with noble helmet's timbre (possibly of baron, since it seems to carry five bars) topped with feathers and accompanied by some symmetrical scrolls that frame and enhance the heraldic shield (note the two human heads inside aveneradas forms of the superior part), ending in the inferior corner in a monstrous face, with vegetal elements, and a small garland with fruits in the inferior part, accompanied by figurative elements. The shield itself is surrounded by a band with inscription in Latin and capital letters ("Pandi urbem ex inde pando dicor ego", "Pando is called the city and in command I command"), barrack cross inward. In the boss's right-hand corner, there is a fortification with three towers on a mound; in the sinister corner of the chief you can see a knight hoisting a banner, heading towards a fortification similar to the previous one; in the right corner of the point a tree appears; in the remaining area a lion is rampant (possibly of the so-called mornados, not seeing teeth or claws, note the particularity of the mouth).
The piece, of remarkable quality, presents a symmetrical composition in its usual decorative scrolls to numerous contemporary examples, both in miniature and in sculpture. Surely it will be done to be arranged in the main façade of some prominent urban palace (compare, particularly, with a copy of the Puebla de Burgos Street, with lions in their scrolls, or with another from the 16th century in the Plaza Mayor de Pedraza). The elements of the cuarterones are something more complicated to explain: particularities such as the presence of a knight attacking a fortification in the shield of the Pérex de Pedraza de la Sierra; next to something more common elements like the tower or fortification on stones. Regarding the registration, it is worth remembering that with the name of pando a department of Bolivia is known, and several Spanish municipalities (one parish in Carranza, another in Ruiloba, another in Santiurde de Toranzo in Cantabria, etc.) and, according to some experts, the origin of all of them is in a Castilian family of the Mountains of Burgos)."


· Size: 107x195 cms.

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