Turris Eburnea Tower of Ivory - There are three major elements in this illustration:  the customary half-image of Maria Orans; King Solomon pointing with his scepter to the Marian medallion, and the "Tower of Ivory" which seems to be part of a castle.  Solomon seems to be uttering these  words, "Your neck is like a tower of ivory" (Canticle of Canticles 7:5).  This sentence is part of the description of Shulammite's, the bride's beauty.  Attributed to Mary in the Middle Ages, this symbol…

Turris Eburnea Tower of Ivory - There are three major elements in this illustration: the customary half-image of Maria Orans; King Solomon pointing with his scepter to the Marian medallion, and the "Tower of Ivory" which seems to be part of a castle. Solomon seems to be uttering these words, "Your neck is like a tower of ivory" (Canticle of Canticles 7:5). This sentence is part of the description of Shulammite's, the bride's beauty. Attributed to Mary in the Middle Ages, this symbol…

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