Most of the emblems used throughout Star Wars are abstract geometric symbols, often with a radial symmetry pattern. According to the answers to this question, they have a spiritual/religious origin.

The Galactic Senate emblem is rather different from this "standard", it is more elaborate and it's made of several composite shapes:

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These shapes, while still being abstract, seem to depict, or at least being somewhat similar, to stylized real items: a cog, a bird or an aircraft/starship seen from above, or the hilt of a sword.

Is this emblem meant to depict something in particular, or these are just random shapes without any special meaning?

Is the origin of this emblem explained somewhere?

What does it depict?

My question is mainly related to its graphical aspects.

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    This is, of course, the Galactic Great Seal of the Senate which represents...erm...the Senate
    – Valorum
    Oct 30, 2019 at 7:12
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    Cogs in general in Star Wars relate to a belief in the Force and the Jedi as protectors; starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Republic_crest
    – Valorum
    Oct 30, 2019 at 7:14
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    @Valorum, Yes, of course it represents the Senate :-) But what does it depicts? My question is mainly related to its graphical aspects.
    – Sekhemty
    Oct 30, 2019 at 17:11
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    I don't have a definitive answer but in this image you can see there is actually more definition to the emblem.
    – Myykro
    Feb 16, 2023 at 18:37
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    No answer in The Ultimate Visual Guide (2005), The Complete Visual Dictionary (2006), TPM Expanded Visual Dictionary (2012), Complete Locations (2005 or 2016), Star Wars: Propaganda, Ultimate Star Wars (2019), Ep I-III Scrapbooks, The Complete Encyclopedia, or Star Wars Chronicles: The Prequels.
    – Milo P
    Feb 16, 2023 at 19:38


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