Can anyone please tell me what is hanging off the Tau Cross atop the artichoke Orb Mary BRANDON nee TUDOR is holding. Are they Bells (anything to do with St. Anthony), or Scales (anything to do with St. Michael)?? A similar Tau Cross is also in the portrait of Francois I of France and Eleanor.
(Related to this previous thread: http://queryblog.tudorhistory.org/2009/04/question-from-diane-what-mary-rose.html)
Here's my take on the object Mary is holding:
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