Ornament design for a thesis, the Strozzi coat of arms at top

Engraving with etching; second state of two | 26 x 37.8cm | c. 1660

Designed by Stefano della Bella

A young man leads a group of maidens toward the Strozzi coat of arms, held upon a rocky outcrop between a lion and an eagle. This youth gestures to a Latin banderole translated as "force, glory, and honor," proclaiming the rewards the noble family re...
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