Buonarotti family of Florence first used this elegant symbol around 1150
A.D. It was utilized as a "house-mark". These were signs for marking a
family's property, much like a brand or seal. Later it became an integral
part of the Buonarotti Family crest and embodied their honor, wealth,
During Michelangelo's childhood he saw the symbol everywhere, from
the archway above the front door to the letters written by his family.
As he grew older he shared in the symbol's heritage. To him it represented
not only family and home, but also security and wealth. It was because
of his reverence that he used its cloverleaf shape as a motif in
many of his architectural designs.
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