Star of David

Star of David (Period)

Star of David (Period)

The star of David is a geometric figure, comprising two equilateral triangles, voided and braced.  Alternatively, it may be described as a mullet of six points voided and interlaced.  It’s also called a “shield of David”, a “Mogen David”, or a “seal of Solomon”.

The star of David appears in Jewish texts as early as the 11th Century (in the Leningrad Codex), and as a decoration on gravestones and synagogues; in modern times, it has been adopted as a universal symbol of Judaism.  As an heraldic charge, it’s found in the arms of Compan, 1548 [Vigil Raber’s Armorial of the Arlberg Brotherhood of St. Christopher, fo.740].  For related charges, see knot, polygon, shield.

Judith bat Avram of York bears:  Quarterly azure and purpure, in the second quarter a shield of David argent and Or.

Israel ibn Jacob bears:  Paly wavy of twelve sable and argent, a star of David Or.

Moshe Mashughannah bears:  Or, a star of David azure within and interlaced with another vert.

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