1. This ancient Greek vessel has an anthemion band around the top.
Attributed to the Methyse Painter, Athenian red-figure volute krater, 460-450 B.C, slip-glazed earthenware, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Centennial Fund: Gift of funds from Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Dayton
2. Moore’s friend James McNeill Whistler also signed his works with a symbol, but his was inspired by Asian art. It began as a monogram and evolved into an abstract butterfly.
James McNeill Whistler,Old Putney Bridge, 1879, etching and drypoint, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William M. Ladd Collection, gift of Herschel V. Jones
3. The German artist Lucas Cranach used a winged serpent as his signature symbol. It was part of his coat of arms.
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Portrait of Moritz Buchner, c. 1520, oil on panel, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The William Hood Dunwoody Fund