A Captivation Lion Coat Of Arms Medallion Pattern Antique Spanish Tapestry Textile, Country / Origin: Spain, Circa / Tapestry Date: 1900 — This magnificent Spanish antique wall hanging tapestry recalls the majesty and elegance of the Spanish court at the height of its globe-spanning power. Elegant, supremely striking, and imbued with an exquisite sense of regal power, this stunning piece boasts true artistry and majesty. Bearing traditional European design, this Spanish antique textile tapestry begins with a pair of plain, neutral borders. These austere frames surround the magnificence within. Rich alizarin crimson provides the base of the piece. Complexly elegant flourishes form a magnificent pattern unique to the styling of European royalty, providing an exquisite frame to the dark crest at the heart of the piece. Darkly majestic and beautifully singular, the crest bears a black lion at the prow of a red boat, boldly declaring power and dominance. This stunning Spanish tapestry is an exquisite work of art, ensuring an intense artistic statement.
The lion design motif is a recognizable symbol in heraldry which is the practice of designing, creating, displaying and the study coat of arms. Heraldry will also include studying of ceremonies, socio-economic “rank” as well as “pedigree”. Being the “king of all the animal kingdom”, the lion pattern itself is a symbol that is closely associated with bravery, power, nobility, royalty, majesties and importance.
The design motif symbol of the lion also has religious significance to both Christians and Jewish people. As an example, Jerusalem’s coat of arms features the iconic “Lion of Judah” symbol. We can also find lions that are relatively close in look the Swedish royal House of Bjelbo coat of arms, which later on morphed into Finland’s coat of arms.
This magnificent and highly artistic tapestry from Spain is a captivating piece artistically that is sure to attract much love and attention wherever you choose to display it.