Illustrated Dictionary of British Churches - Cartouche Definition

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Cartouche

An ornamental shield or tablet, often containing an heraldic device (coat of arms). Cartouches are often decorated with fanciful scrolled edges representing rolled parchment or paper. Cartouches are often found upon late medieval and Elizabethan tombs.

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