Shield of Porcelette

Byzantine mosaic shield made with Venetian enamel

 

Dimensions: 0,82 x 0,67

 

Description : From the face to the golden crook and to the silver sword decorated with gold led in chains with a miner’s lamp in silver, seen lit from the field, a wild boar in sand also.

 

origins: The Bishop’s crook represents the founder of Porcelette Jean des Porcelets de Maillane, Bishop of Toul, priest of the Benedictine abbey of Saint Nabor (Saint Avold). The minor’s lamp symbolises the mine and the wild boar represents the shield of the De Porcelet family lord of Maillane.

 

Description: a passing swine in sand on a gold base
Paris in 1757 by Pierre Paul Dubuisson