16th century

Millefleurs with a coat of arms

  • Flanders
  • Bruges
  • 16th century (c. 1530 - 1545)
  • Wool and silk
  • 4'1" x 3'7"

A garland of flowers and fruits stands against a millefleurs ground. In the centre, a coat of arms is surrounded by two armors and surmounted by a palm tree. It is the symbol of the Fair in the Bible and was often used to hold coats of arms in a millefleurs. In the background, a landscape shows a village and a rock.