Monday, February 1, 2021

A Final Two Carved Armorial Memorials

For the final two carved armorial memorials in St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, we find the following:

These are the arms of Govaart-Geeraard van Eersel, Bishop of Ghent 1770–1778. (We will see these arms again later in a stained glass window.) The are blazoned: Or three beavers rampant, the two in chief respectant, proper.

This is a carved portrait of Joachim du Puget, Baron de la Serre, d. 1717, singer of the Chapter of St. Bavo’s.

And here is his coat of arms:

His arms are blazoned:  Quarterly: 1 and 4, Gules a mullet of sixteen points or; 2 and 3, Or a ram clymant sable collared argent. I do not know the tinctures of the inescutcheon: A cross paty.

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