Author: Talvio, Tuuka
Year Published: 1999
No. of pages: 52
Illustrations: 28 Color Illustrations. 9 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 9 1/2”x 6 1/2”
The first properly illustrated modern presentation of the Finnish lion, the national heraldic symbol, covering its whole history from medieval predecessors, its importance in neighboring Sweden, up to its various representations in the 20th century. Includes a comprehensive investigation of the history, usage, and meanings of the lion, a symbol at the heart of heraldic art in general.