Agnus Dei cum labaro, czyli znak i herb Ormian polskich – dzieło Katarzyny Agopsowicz
Agnus Dei cum labaro: the sign and coat of arms of Polish Armenians, the work of Katarzyna Agopsowicz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Social history
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Polish Armenians; ethnic heraldry; Agnus Dei cum labaro
Summary/Abstract: Armenian communities, which existing in Polish cities from the 14th to the 18th centuries, had the status of self-governments and as such used coats of arms. Most often it was a sign of a lamb with labarum (Agnus cum labaro). The same sign also repeated in the heraldry of noble gentry of Armenian origin, and was present in many artistic images and literary statements of Polish Armenians. Today the sign returned as the symbol of the group. On the occasion of the 650th anniversary of granting the Armenians the first privilege by King Casimir the Great (1367), Katarzyna Agopsowicz, graphic designer and the author of animated films of Armenian origin, developed a new versions of this sign and coat of arms, which constitutes her original reconstruction of historical symbols.
- Issue Year: 2016
- Issue No: 08
- Page Range: 9-14
- Page Count: 6
- Language: Polish