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Pelican in her Piety

$15.00 inc GST

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Description

Pilgrim badge: Pelican in her Piety

Time period: Late 14th to 15th Century
Origin: England
Materials: Pewter
Product Dimensions: 3.8cm diameter

Further details:

The badge depicts a pelican feeding her young. The Pelican was looked upon as a symbol of mans redemption as it was thought that pelicans could feed their young by plucking flesh from their own breast.

Potted history;

Badge making did not only serve a religious market. It occupied a position in all aspects of life as for example, political and military to show allegiance, celebrate amorous intent, and indicate sporting interests, often with a satirical flavour.

Additional information

Weight 0.02 kg

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