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The fleur-de-lis was adopted as a royal French emblem by Philip VII in the twelfth century. Contemporary writers sought to link the motif back to Clovis I, first king of the Franks, and also to religious ideas surrounding the Virgin Mary and the Trinity. Its divine associations asserted a heavenly mandate for the kings of France, reinforced by the choice of gold on blue – a celestial colour scheme. In the fifteenth century, Joan of Arc was granted a coat of arms featuring the golden fleurs-de-lis of the French king Charles VII whom Joan had helped restore to the throne. This silk textile was made in Sicily in the thirteenth century, an internationally important centre of silk production.⠀
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The fleur-de-lis was adopted as a royal French emblem by Philip VII in the twelfth century. Contemporary writers sought to link the motif back to Clovis I, first king of the Franks, and also to religious ideas surrounding the Virgin Mary and the Trinity. Its divine associations asserted a heavenly mandate for the kings of France, reinforced by the choice of gold on blue – a celestial colour scheme. In the fifteenth century, Joan of Arc was granted a coat of arms featuring the golden fleurs-de-lis of the French king Charles VII whom Joan had helped restore to the throne. This silk textile was made in Sicily in the thirteenth century, an internationally important centre of silk production.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #medievalhistory  #arthistory  #embroidery  #art  #medieval  #middleages  #gold  #medievalstyle  #royal  #medievalfrance  #skill  #craft  #textile  #beauty  #kunst  #artes  #medievale  #moyenage  #heraldry  #france  #history  #old  #coatofarms  #joanofarc  #virginmary  #trinity  #clovis  #sicily  #metmuseum  #newyork 

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