It was a medieval belief that, if a pelican was unable to find enough food to feed her young, she would peck at her own breast and feed the drops of blood to her young. It is because of this belief that the pelican has long been a symbol of selflessness and charity. The symbol of the Pelican in her Piety is use in heraldry for just such a person or family In the 13th century, this figure became widely used in Christian art to represent Christ's voluntary sacrifice. In the Society for Creative Anachronism it is the symbol of a member of the Order of the Pelican. The Book of Beasts, a twelfth-century bestiary The Pelican is excessively devoted to its children. Pelican in her Piety Brooch with red resin blood drops. It has a bar pin on the back to securely attach it to your garment.
Made in the USA
Handmade from Pewter
Displays an Pelican
A great costume accessory
2 inches x 2 inches
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