M368 THERE WAS NO HUNGARIAN STATE, BUT THERE WILL BE!

$110.00

Anon, 24×37”, ca, 1919

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Description

The Hungarian coat of arms (prior to 1918) of the Arpad dynasty, emblazoned with depictions of the 3 crowned leopards heads, the holy Saint Stephen’s crown of Hungary and an eagle and two-headed demi eagle, possibly with connotations of “Turul”, the mythical Hungarian avian symbol of protection. Romania was at the time trying to assimilate parts of Hungary into Romanian culture. Budapest was the center of resistance to these Romanian integration efforts of newly acquired territories that came about following the end of the Great War. This is a very nationalistic example of that resistance, each section representing a different Hungarian territory, some of which were recently lost. Some damp staining.

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 40 × 3 × 3 in