Wasn’t it nice of some anonymous workman to detour around this stemma, rather than taking the obtrusive wires right across it?
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That notch is called a bouche and it was used to support the lance in tournaments. The shield was probably not used in warfare.
Aha! Bouche, as in ‘mouth’, Bert? Thanks for that. How is the photo sorting going?
That’s so cool – obviously a man who appreciates art and history.
You’re probably right about that, Darlene.
Great! An alternative thought would be that the sagging wires provided inspiration for the shape and placement of the stemma, but then time would be upside down! Must be time for more coffee here!
I liked the stemma itself also, Randy. It has that notch in the left side of the shield. I wonder what that is about?
Add my thumbs to that. Here they would have gone right across without thinking. Maybe why I love Italy in general…and Venice in particular.
And, I’m with YOU on that, Michelle. 🙂
I’m with you on that, Linda.
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