Fasces for King Karl XI's Carousel

Luke the Evangelist1672/1672

The Royal Armoury, Sweden

The Royal Armoury, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden

In the procession leading up to the carousel celebrating King Karl XI's ascension to the throne in 1672 several guardsmen followed behind the King. Some of them carried spears and some fasces, a symbol of the right to rule and govern. The fasces, made to look like bundles of sticks bound to an axe, were carved of wood and painted.


  • Title: Fasces for King Karl XI's Carousel
  • Creator: Lukas Meijlandt
  • Date Created: 1672/1672
  • Location Created: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Physical Dimensions: L 1505 mm
  • Subject Keywords: Tournament, Axe, Fasces, Baroque, Historicism
  • Rights: CC BY
  • External Link: Livrustkammaren
  • Medium: Wood, Brass

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