A Martial Decoration

unknown18th Century

The Royal Armoury, Sweden

The Royal Armoury, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

On top of Sofia Albertina's seal, as a handle, a 17th officer glares angrily ready to draw his sword. The figurine is perhaps too manly and agressive for a woman, but it also signifies a link to history. The angry officer was often used as a symbol of ill-temper and a choleric.


  • Title: A Martial Decoration
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 18th Century
  • Location Created: Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: H 36 mm
  • Subject Keywords: Seal, Neo-baroque, Historicism
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: Livrustkammaren

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