The Visconti reptilian emblem revisited
Just about a year ago
(June 2010) I visited Milan with a friend. It was my first time in
Italy and it was summer time so I was doubly curious to see this part
of "old Europe". During a tour of the city I came across the Visconti
emblem (see below) several times, adorning old buildings. On this
emblem one sees a reptilian figure with a crown on its head clearly
devouring a human. In other words the picture says: reptilian royalty devouring a human.
The first time I
mentioned this figure of a reptilian devouring a human was on the Alfa
Romeo logo which I posted on this page. The actual Visconti emblem
shows the reptilian shape much clearly.
(Image credit: Internet)