Shield of Altviller

Byzantine mosaic shield made with Venetian enamel

 

Dimensions :0,70 x 0,56

 

Description : From faces to the silver dove holding Saint Ampoule in its beak, with two golden stones at the end.

 

Origin : A dove is the emblem of Saint Rémy, patron saint of the parish. The stones, borrowed from the dome of the Cathedral of Metz, remind us that Altviller has developed along with the bishopric.