Thursday, November 13, 2014

A New Heraldic Seal for the Franciscans in Assisi

We have previously mentioned the heraldry work of Mr Marco Foppoli, such as this piece which he designed during the vacancy of the Holy See after Pope Benedict’s resignation went into effect, featuring the arms of Cardinal Bertone, the Chamberlain of the Apostolic See.

He has recently produced a design which the General Custody of the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi has accepted as its new seal. Officially adopted on October 4th, the feast of St Francis, the design was inspired by a 14th-century model from the Treasury Museum of the Basilica. The actual engraving was done by the German engraver Udo Stenger.

You can see more of Mr Foppoli’s work on his website and on his facebook page, such as this coat of arms for the same General Custody.

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