Cortesia (courtesy)

 

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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10 responses to “Cortesia (courtesy)

  1. Bert

    That notch is called a bouche and it was used to support the lance in tournaments. The shield was probably not used in warfare.

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  2. That’s so cool – obviously a man who appreciates art and history.

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  3. 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!

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  4. Michelle

    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.

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