User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tapestry: Coat of arms of a Knight of St. James of Compostela (possibly from a series of hangings showing the same subject)

Start collecting

This tapestry is a duplicate of 61.157. Shield of arms, quartered in center, surmounted by marquis' coronet and cypher. The points of the Cross of the Order of St. James of Compostela project from behind the shield. On the ground beneath and behind the shield are placed a cannon, powder keg,...

Show Full Description


Lower guard band only : may not be original, has Brussels mark and initials ‘'A.A.''


By 1968, Strafford Morss, Manchester, MA; 1974, gift of Strafford Morss to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 8, 1975)

Credit Line

Gift of Strafford Morss, in memory of his late wife Gabrielle Ladd Morss

Last quarter of 17th or first quarter of 18th century

Object Place

Brussels, Flanders


311 x 252 cm (122 7/16 x 99 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts