Ansteorra LoI dated 2018-04-30

Greetings to the Sovereigns and College of Arms!

This letter contains submissions from Ansteorra Kingdom ILoI dated 2018-03-09 and ended 2018-04-10, which can be found here: http://oscar.sca.org/kingdom/kingloi.php?kingdom=8&loi=5060. Unless otherwise noted, the submitter has no desire for authenticity and allows any changes.

The Kingdom of Ansteorra humbly submits for registration the following heraldic items:

1: Ansteorra, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in of at some point, .

(Fieldless) A hand within and conjoined to a cornice quadrate sable

This submission is to be associated with Ansteorran Middle Eastern Studies Guild

The art was changed in Kingdom after the publication of the February LOAR. The image was changed to make the Hand similar to hands found in period motifs. (see Image 1)

Of the symmetrical symbols, with both a pinky and a thumb splayed, there were large gaps between each of the digits, varying between half one-and-a-half times the width of the digits themselves. There was larger space between the central three and the external digits, with the latter either angling away from the former, or else curving in, giving the impression more of a Greek lyre than a hand.

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Therefore, we will cease use of the term "hand of Fatima" in armory submissions. Armory featuring stylized hands of Fatima appearing on external letters of intent dated after June 30, 2018 will be blazoned simply as "a hand," and will be registered only if the depiction is recognizable as a hand and follows period exemplars. Modern depictions of hands of Fatima and designs which are not identifiable as hands will be returned.

of the images ffride wlffsdotter found, 7 include what we would consider the thumb and pinky splayed out, and almost every hand included a middle digit extended above all other digits. Most of the images included some spacing between the fingers, larger spacing between the edge digits and the middle-3 grouping of digits. The art was edited to reflect those needs.

for wrists, when evaulating every image from the LoPaD, I counted:

wrists:

1 had an actual arm/wrist

3 had nothing

3 had a stylized single band that could be interpreted as an arm

2 had single band that widened into crosses

5 had two ornamental bands

6 had three bands not unlike ermine tail/upsidedown fleurs

Image of "Group 2" from the Laurel LoPaD - 2017-11-30

https://oscar.sca.org/index.php?action=145&id=81671

Image 1:

14th-15th century amulet, Louvre

http://cartelen.louvre.fr/cartelen/visite?srv=car_not_frame&idNotice=22150

Image 2:

The second is a 15th century seder plate, with birds and hamsas. Page 232 of Convivencia, Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain

Image 3:

A pottery lamp. Museo de Teruel, inventory number 07898, dated 1376-1400

http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main?idt=139662&inventary=07898&table=FMUS&museum=MTE

Image 4:

"Pequeño recipiente esmaltado decorado en manganeso sobre fondo blanco con el tema de la "mano de Fátima"."

[Google translation: Small enameled container decorated in manganese on a white background with the theme of the "hand of Fatima".]

Museo de Albarracín, inventory no. 00295, dated 1351-1400.

(http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main?idt=178387&inventary=00295&table=FMUS&museum=MMAATE)

listed as a separate item, image not shown here, is http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Viewer?accion=4&AMuseo=MTE&Ninv=18463 which has a nearly identical hand, but is displayed upside down.

Image 5: 13th century pottery from Wikimedia: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Paterna._Museu_Municipal_de_Cer%C3%A0mica._Vaixella_en_verd_ i_mangan%C3%A9s_(segle_XIII).jpg

Image 6:

Pitcher [Jarra]. Museo de Teruel, inventory number 23055, dated 14th century.

(http://museo.deteruel.es/museoprovincial/colecciones/edad-media/baja-edad-media/jarra-5/)

Image 7:

"Plato con la mano de Fátima y las llaves del Paraíso."

[Google translation: Plate with the hand of Fatima and the keys of Paradise.]

Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí. Inventory number CE1/00747, dated 1301-1500.

(http://ceres.mcu.es/pages/Main?idt=12163&inventary=CE1/00747&table=FMUS&museum=MNC)

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-05-01/14-44-49_MEBadgeColor.PNG
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-05-01/14-45-42_hands.PNG


2: Ansteorra, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in of at some point, .

Or, on a mullet of five greater and five lesser points sable in saltire a needle inverted argent and a lace bobbin Or, a bordure sable

This submission is to be associated with Ansteorran Lace Makers Guild


3: Ansteorra, Kingdom of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in of at some point, .

Or, semy of flagged musical notes sable

This submission is to be associated with Ansteorran Musician's Guild

Attached please find an example of the note printed in 1602.

As recently as Nov. 2011, "quavers and other musical notes are considered symbols, but not abstract symbols" (Titus Atrius Magnus)." in the registration of Rebecka Wallis (East, 4/2012).

Note: In Kingdom commentary, it was noted that the <semiminim> had many different names throughout period, and it would be most appropriate to blazon this note as a <flagged musical note>.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-04-24/17-14-15_Page_from_le_gratie_d'amore.png


4: Loch Soilleir, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Ansteorra.

(Fieldless) A sea-serpent in annulo head to chief and vorant of its own tail per fess vert and argent.

This submission is to be associated with Former Landed Nobility

Note that the art was changed at Kingdom with Baronial approval to change the division from fess wavy to just fess, per the commentary indicating the wavy was not visible.


5: Loch Soilleir, Barony of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in April of 1992, via Ansteorra.

Per bend azure and gules, a mullet and a base engrailed argent.

This submission is to be associated with Coastal Army


6: Sofia Speranza - New Name & New Device

Purpure, in chevron three suns argent eclipsed sable between two chevronels, all between three roses argent

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Culture (Venice, late period) most important.

Sofia: Present in the List of names from La Virgine (Academy of St Gabriel, Late Period Italian Women's Names: Venice - http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Venice.shtml)

Speranza: 15th Century Venice, The `Alla Chiesa di S. Marina' section, PDF p. 375, col. 2 lists `sier Zuan Speranza' in Googlebook `Delle inscrizione Veneziane di Emmanuele Antonio Cicogna, vol. 6, 1853. See the two images. https://books.google.com/books?id=Dl4ir7fjzesC

Item was previously returned due to old forms.

Art was changed at Kingdom to include larger chevronels as the original submission's chevronels were deemed a bit too thin. This change has been approved by the submitter.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-04-24/17-21-23_09-52-34_Speranza_1.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1792/2018-04-24/17-21-24_09-52-34_Speranza_2.jpg


7: Zahira de la Sara - New Device

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in October of 2012, via the Outlands.

Per chevron azure and argent, a natural sea turtle vert, and in chief 3 suns Or.

Previous submission returned at Kingdom for revision due to a blazonability issue.

Art was changed at Kingdom due to an orientation issue with the Suns, the change was approved by the submitter.


In service,

Elena Wyth

Bordure


OSCAR counts 1 New Name, 2 New Devices and 5 New Badges. These 8 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $32 for them. There are a total of 8 items submitted on this letter.