Melusina    From the crest of the Colonna family. Those who read Italian may be interested in a symbological analysis of this mermaid - referred to the mosaic in the cathedral of Otranto - but without doubt representing the same person.  itis.volta.alessandria.it/episteme/ep5/ep5-scala2.htm  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonna_family

Melusina From the crest of the Colonna family. Those who read Italian may be interested in a symbological analysis of this mermaid - referred to the mosaic in the cathedral of Otranto - but without doubt representing the same person.

Study for a Stained-Glass Window with the Coat of Arms of the Barons von Paar (recto); Study for a Scepter with the Initials MB verso) (Getty Museum)

Georg Pencz (German, Study for a Stained-Glass Window with the Coat of Arms of the Barons von Paar (recto); Study for a Scepter with the Initials MB verso); x Pen and brown ink with gray wash (recto);

Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II 3, p. 90r – Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1 (1460-1567) by...

Rector William Greaves Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN II p. – Matriculation Register of the Rectorate of the University of Basel, Volume 1

Ade, Mathilde (1877-1953): Aus der Bibliothek von Walther Schreiber. Mädchenreigen um Venus von Milo vor antikem Tempel, unten vier Gelehrte, ein übergroßes Buch erforschend.

Ade, Mathilde (1877-1953): Aus der Bibliothek von Walther Schreiber. Mädchenreigen um Venus von Milo vor antikem Tempel, unten vier Gelehrte, ein übergroßes Buch erforschend.

Hugo Gerhard Ströhl: "Heraldischer Atlas". Stuttgart 1899. Wilde Männer und Frauen als Schildhalter

File:Heratlas Pagina - Heraldry of the World

Design for stained glass, an unidentified crest of three cups mounted by a nude woman holding a fourth cup. Architectural setting.

Design for stained glass, an unidentified crest of three cups mounted by a nude woman holding a fourth cup.

This is a plan and elevation of the Dutch town of Bois le Duc, also called Hertogenbosch, made by the famous map and printmaker Frederick de Wit at the end of the 17th century. Astride the coat of arms for the town are two supposedly allegorical figures, one could be the figure of Justice holding a sword and weighing scales and the other is a nude woman holding a palm and balancing an image of the sun on her index finger.

This is a plan and elevation of the Dutch town of Bois le Duc, also called Hertogenbosch, made by the famous map and printmaker Frederick de Wit at the end of the 17th century. Astride the coat of arms for the town are two supposedly allegorical figures, one could be the figure of Justice holding a sword and weighing scales and the other is a nude woman holding a palm and balancing an image of the sun on her index finger.

Mermaid and Triton supporters.

Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art: Fictitious Creatures of the Sea: Merman or Triton

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