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Featured Article: Flagstaff Pedestals

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A flagstaff pedestal outside the Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Venetian flagstaff pedestals were pieces of material culture used to display flags symbolizing ownership or allegiance to an organization. These flags, along with their flagstaffs and pedestals, were typically located in campi near the group that they represented. Since far fewer flags are flown today in Venice, the ..→

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