Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Arms of the Porcelet Family, late 13th–early 14th century
    French; Saint–Guilhem–le–Déssert near Montpellier
    Limestone; 14 3/16 x 12 3/4 in. (36 x 32.4 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.127)

    The sculptural decoration of the monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Déssert varies widely in date and type. This relief presents the arms of a powerful noble family in Provence. Linked to the legend of Saint Guilhem himself, the family became patrons of the abbey he founded.

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  • Arms of the Porcelet Family, late 13th–early 14th century
    French; Saint-Guilhem-le-Déssert near Montpellier
    Limestone; 14 3/16 x 12 3/4 in. (36 x 32.4 cm)
    The Cloisters Collection, 1925 (25.120.127)

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