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ARMORIAL and GALLERIES:
Section: Michael Shelkovenko, GHA[R] vice-chairman
Mrs Maria Islenyeva (ne’e Sheremeteva)Artist: M. Shelkovenko, GHA[R]
Arms of Maria Islenyeva, ne’e Sheremeteva, from her seal (2nd half of XVIII century). The Islenyevs were untitled and so was the branch of the Sheremetevs to which the lady belonged. The robe and the ducal coronet (of a form which later became alien to the Russian armory) evoke the sovereign origin of the both families. The wife’s arms are placed to the dexter, which is possible in the Russian armory.
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