Art & Anglophilia

Nothing weighty here...just the musings of a girl trying to find the art in the ordinary

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Post for 7/8/06

Went to the Queen's Gallery at Buckingham Palace this afternoon where I saw this modest little thing shown at left. This is the diadem worn by the queen on all the British postage stamps and currency, and also at the opening of Parliament every year. It was made in 1820 for George IV, which I thought was a little odd because it looks kind of feminine to me. I could be wrong though. They might have had a very different idea of masculinity back then.


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