Summary[ ]

English: Monochrome version of the IHS emblem of the Jesuits.

The design of the emblem is attributed to Ignatius of Loyola (1541).

  • the cross is here drawn as formy fitchy; this is not necessarily part of the design, early modern depictions sometimes show a plain cross, or various baroque ornamentations
  • the three nails are sometimes shown as piercing a heart
  • the alternating straight and wavy rays are found in historical specimens, but not necessarily, and sometimes with two or three straight rays separating wavy rays.
  • the number of rays is often 32 as here, but sometimes also 12, 16 or 24.
  • the emblem is sometimes surrounded by the inscription et vocatum est nomen eius Iesus (Luke 2:21)
Polski: IHS - symbol Towarzystwa Jezusowego (zakonu jezuitów)
Date (this file); 1541 (design)
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Other versions
Early example (1586 print)

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