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Symbolika laski marszałkowskiej w świetle zachowanej ikonografii i literatury
Symbolism of Marshall’s Cane in the Light of Iconography and Literature

Author(s): Paulina Mielnik
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: marshal;marshal’s stick;symbolism;attribute
Summary/Abstract: This article is an attempt to answer a question how does the Marshall’s cane, shown from different scientific prospects, includes allegorical meaning. As the attribute of Marshall’s office it was an important communicative item. Alongside with a written word, verbal system as well as a picture, sign and symbol were means of transmission for illiterate community. The cane is the emblem of power and refinement, equipped in a rich symbolism, empowers and constructs the dignity of Marshall’s office. Fauna and flora motives visible in its complex system of symbolism emphasizes additionally its value.

  • Page Range: 111-124
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish