The Madresfield Court Portrait
For J. Stephan Edwards's assessment of the Madresfield Court Portrait, see p. 136-139 of his book A Queen of a New Invention.
Portrait of Jacoba of Bavaria, half-length turned to left, her hands clasped in prayer, wearing a veil; in an arch with pierced burning heart and pigeons in top corners; scene with her marriage below; lettered state; after Ambrosius Benson. 1753 Engraving.
According to Portraits | Female Royalty | Engravings | From Heatons the engraving is «A pair to the portrait of her fourth husband, After the painting in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Painted by Ambroisius Benson»
07.12 | 21:47
It looks like The Tau cross derives from the Egyptian Ankh and basically they are wearing it around their necks, life rebirth, salvation mirror. sun.Stonehenge looks like it is made up of Ts to form c
07.12 | 21:30
are wearing the symbol on effigies at Ingham church Norfolk and Henry StanleyD1528 at Hillingdon Middlesex.Countess Jacquline of Hainaut and husband Frank Borsele are also wearing the insignia others
07.12 | 21:23
These Queens could of been members of the order and i think the Tau cross is a symbol of the Holy Trinity also.These pendants could of been reliquaries.Lady margaret de Bois and Roger de bois
07.12 | 21:17
I think the Tau cross that they are wearing could be linked to the(knights) order of St Anthony, Mary 1st collar looks like it may represent the knotted girdle/waist cord of st Anthony .