Coat of Arms


On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 03

This coat of arms of a thirteenth-century abbot is said to have adorned the upper story of the cloister at Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert. The shield bears the arms of the Porcelet family, a noble lineage of considerable influence in Provence from the eleventh to the thirteenth century. The coat of arms contains the image of a pig, an amusing play on the name of the bearer; porcelet means piglet in French.

Coat of Arms, Stone, French

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