Recent News and Updates
In-house research and third-party examinations of the Davinci Chalice continue to further add to the intrigue, validity and - indeed - mystery of this wonderous artifact. In recent years, there have been many popular examinations of "hidden" symbols, mysterious revelations and insights into a variety of DaVinci's works - ranging from suspect identifications of Davinci's initials in the eyes of the Mona Lisa to unexplained reasons of the disappearance of the artist's angel rendering on Verrocchio's "Annunciation" when examined using xray technology (Davinci having been the artist of the angel).
The exact "how and why" of these observatons seldom lead to definitive conclusions, but do commit new insights to perspective and add to historical development and documentaton of the artifacts. We present the following for your individual review and scrutiny.
Most recently, we located an alluring "LD" in the "trumpeter angel" on the Chalice. Located just below the upper-wing, the markings appear to be more intended than incidential - some would call it a "hidden id" or identifying mark. Similar initials of DaVinci during these early years of the artist - throughout the Verrocchio period - would confirm the validity and similarity of the mark itself, as well as explain its presence on the Chalice.
|SHOWN: HIGHLIGHT OF CITED TRUMPETER-ANGEL ALONG WITH LARGER VIEWS OF "LD" INITIALS UNDER THE ANGEL'S WING
ADDITIONAL RESEARCH REGARDING THIS PARTICLUAR TRUMPETER-ANGEL AND THE "SEASHELL" NOTIF UNDER THE ANGEL-WING CAN BE FOUND HERE.