Rice Institute academic seal

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Title: Rice Institute academic seal
Author: Chaignon la Rose, Pierre de, 1871-1940
Abstract: Massachusetts, who combined the arms of several families bearing the names of Rice or Houston to signify the cooperation of the city of Houston and the Rice Institute. The shields of some ten Rice armorial bearings were all divided by a chevron and all carried three charges, either crows or ravens. The Houston arms were also divided by chevrons and again bore three birds as charges. Chaignon decided to employ a double chevron for the Rice Institute shield and rather than the crow, raven or martler, chose the owls of Athena, symbols of wisdom. The Athenian owls on the Rice seal were patterned after a design found on a small, silver tetradrachmenon coin dating from the middle of the fifth century B.C. Because Rice University was dedicated by its founder to the advancement of "letters, science, and art," these words also were incorporated into the seal.
Description: Black and white print of the Rice Institute seal signed by Pierre de Chaignon la Rose.
Subject: William M. Rice Institute--Seal
Rice University--History
Citation: "Rice Institute academic seal," 1912. Rice University,
Date: 1912

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