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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. itis.volta.alessandria.it/episteme/ep5/ep5-scala2.htm en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonna_family

Armes de Mandin l'envoisié, 15e siècle

Armes de Mandin l'envoisié, 15e siècle

The Coat of Arms of Warsaw features a siren (identified in Polish as a syrenka) She is the water-spirit from the Vistula who identified the proper site for the city to Boreslaus of Masovia in the late 13th century. Equivalent of Melusine European folkloric feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers. - a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (mermaid), sometimes with wings, two tails or both. Used as a heraldic figure, typically in German Coats of arms +scaly…

The Coat of Arms of Warsaw features a siren (identified in Polish as a syrenka) She is the water-spirit from the Vistula who identified the proper site for the city to Boreslaus of Masovia in the late 13th century. Equivalent of Melusine European folkloric feminine spirit of fresh waters in sacred springs and rivers. - a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down (mermaid), sometimes with wings, two tails or both. Used as a heraldic figure, typically in German Coats of arms +scaly…

Ex Libris C. Grasemann

Ex Libris C. Grasemann

Ex Libris C. Grasemann

Ex Libris C. Grasemann

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)

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)

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

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

Dance Macabre bookplate, Antonio Steinhaur {c.1744}

Dance Macabre bookplate, Antonio Steinhaur {c.1744}

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