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Crescent with a face in Graz

House sign with a moon showing a face

This house sign in Graz shows a bird standing on a combination of a star and a crescent. The combination star and crescent was already known in the Hellenistic period (4th–1st centuries BCE). The crescent represents the moon, the star represents the sun or the morning star. [German]

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Zum blauen Karpfen in Vienna

Zum Blauen Karpfen in Vienna (Detail)

The ‘Haus zum Blauen Karpfen’ (Blue Carp House) is located in Annagasse N° 14 at the 1st district of Vienna. The façade of the building was converted into the style of Empire in the year 1824.