This item was on the 07-2018 LoAR
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.
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:
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
14th-15th century amulet, Louvre
The second is a 15th century seder plate, with birds and hamsas. Page 232 of Convivencia, Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Medieval Spain
A pottery lamp. Museo de Teruel, inventory number 07898, dated 1376-1400
"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.
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
Pitcher [Jarra]. Museo de Teruel, inventory number 23055, dated 14th century.
"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.
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