Italy, Siena, Tower Contrada Flag 19th Century.

Sub-collection: de Young Museum

A unique and original Italian Tower Contrada (district) Palio flag.
This flag is rich in symbolism, from around the year 1888. Contrada flags are hard to date as not many remain and aspects of the design changes from year to year, according to tradition. Please see companion pieces ZFC0226 and ZFC0414.

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