Symbols - What does heaven look like

Banner pennant or standard

Like a roll of cloth, the banner or pennant – a streaming piece of material is symbolic of spirit output.

This is why pageants held for knights often involved pennants and banners – a symbol of thoughts heading to the spiritual world – a sort of prayer via the pennant.  As the energy is being output by us, it is symbolically red, which is why many pennants were red.

Title: Lady Affixing a Pennant to a Knight's Spear

Completed: 1856

Currently Held: Tate Gallery, London, England

By Elizabeth Siddall


For iPad/iPhone users: tap letter twice to get list of items.