Just look at it. This Antique Wooden Sculpture comes from Spain. And represents the arms of Toledo. It features the crowned double headed eagles with the shield of Castile and Leon at the center (represented by the castles and rampant lions). Surrounding the shield, with a sheep suspended by a ribbon at the bottom. Is the collar of the order of the golden fleece. Hanging Wire on Back. IT WAS WASHED IN A LIGHT GOLD PAINT. Arms of the city of Toledo. Coat of arms of the city of Toledo (Spain). Toledo’s arms are allegedly a grant of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. (Charles I as King of Spain). The coat of arms of the city of Toledo consists of the imperial double-headed eagle Sable. (black) bearing an escutcheon with the arms of Castile. In point a pomegranate as in the current Spanish Arms. Surrounded by the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece. And crowned by the Imperial crown. The eagle is flanked by two figures of kings seated and bearing the attributes of their dignity: sword and scepter. An old privilege granted by the king, Peter of Castile. (Parliament) celebrated in Valladolid. In 1351 1389 of the Spanish era. , stated that the arms of Toledo are those of the monarch. During the reign of Charles I, the city definitely adopted the emperor’s arms, and those are the present arms for the city, adding the figures of the kings, remembering ancient city symbols. The head on the left (West) symbolizes. The head on the right (East) symbolizes. Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Use of the double-headed eagle. Is first attested in Byzantine art of the 10th century. Its use as an imperial emblem, however, is considerably younger, attested with certainty only in the 15th century, i. At about the same time the double-headed eagle was also adopted in the Holy Roman Empire. There are speculative theories according to which the double-headed eagle was first introduced as a dynastic emblem of the Komnenoi. From as early as the 11th century. Emperors appear to have used the double-headed eagle often as ornamental emblem on their robes etc. During the 13th and 14th century, but only in the 15th century as an emblem on coins or seals. In the 15th century, the double-heade eagle was first used as an emblem by the semi-autonomous Despots of the Morea. Who were younger imperial princes, and by the Gattilusi. Who were Palaiologan relatives and vassals. The double-headed eagle was used in the breakaway Empire of Trebizond. Of the 14th15th centuries use the double-headed eagle silver/golden on red/ vermilion. As the symbol of Trebizond rather than Constantinople. Single-headed eagles are also attested in Trapezuntine coins, and a 1421 source depicts the Trapezuntine flag as yellow with a red single-headed eagle. Apparently, just as in the metropolitan Byzantine state, the use of both motifs, single and double-headed, continued side by side. Other Balkan states followed the Byzantine model as well: chiefly the Serbians. But also the Bulgarians. Under George Kastrioti better known as Skanderbeg. , while after 1472 the eagle was adopted by Muscovy. When Ivan III of Russia. Daughter of Thomas Palaiologos. In the modern coat of arms of Serbia. 1882 is derived from the coat of arms of the Nemanji dynasty. (16th century), in turn derived from the Byzantine imperial eagle. Use of the double-headed eagle for Serbia is among the examples of early representations in Western portolans. ONE OF A KIND. The item “VINTAGE HAND CARVED COAT OF ARMS WOOD WALL SCULPTURE GOLDEN FLEECE & DBL EAGLES” is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\European”. The seller is “vontune” and is located in Easton, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Spain
- Provenance: ORIGINAL ART CARVED WOOD