Tuesday, February 05, 2008


This is my version of part of the FSB (Federal Security Service) shield. Also known as the former KGB.


Doctor Jones said...

Is that bird holding 'The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioc'?

Mike said...

You're close. It's a globus cruciger.

Here's a description from Wikipedia:

The globus cruciger (Latin, "cross-bearing orb") is an orb (lat. globus) topped (lat. gerere = to wear) with a cross (lat. crux), a Christian symbol of authority used throughout the Middle Ages and even today on coins, iconography and royal regalia. It symbolises Christ's (the cross) dominion over the world (the orb), literally held in the dominion of an earthly ruler (or sometimes celestial being such as an angel).