Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday's House Insignia of the Day Revealed...House at The Red Eagle (Dům U červené orlice)

House at The Red Eagle (Dům U červené orlice)

This insignia dates from the early 18th century and the entire façade of this building has a copy of its insignia.  The eagle has long been regarded as a symbol of power, victory and authority.  You would find an eagle on shields of many ancient Persian, Egyptian, Arab, and Roman warriors.  Since the eagle is the symbol of the god Jupiter, it became the main insignia of the Roman legions.

Location:  Jilská 22, Old Town