Coat of Arms

Date: late 13th–early 14th century

Geography: Made in Languedoc, France

Culture: French

Medium: Stone

Dimensions: Overall: 14 1/8 x 12 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (35.9 x 32.4 x 12.1 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Architectural

Credit Line: The Cloisters Collection, 1925

Accession Number: 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.