The project shows a relief Jagiellonian eagle on a rectangular coat of arms. The head of the eagle is decorated with a crown.
With the death of Queen Jadwiga (1399), the Piast eagle begins to be replaced by the Jagiellonian eagle. King Jagiełło's eagle can be found on the most outstanding sculpture of the first half of the 15th century, i.e. on the king's sarcophagus in Wawel (Cracow). The biggest change you can spot between both designs is the arrangement of the eagle’s head.
With the death of the last male representative of the Jagiellonian dynasty (1572), Zygmunt II August, the rule of the Jagiellonian eagle ended. After entering the period of elections, Poland stopped using the dynasty’s emblem.
It is a plaster cast covered with gray colored coating. It is 77 cm high, 65 cm wide and 7 cm deep.