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Armoiries funéraires dit « obiit », peinture héraldique

Funerary coat of arms called “obiit”, heraldic painting of a deceased person, 18th century

Rare object, hand-painted metal obiit plaque.

From the Latin "obivit" which means "he is dead", an obiit is a heraldic painting on a black background, representing the funeral coat of arms of a deceased nobleman.

This one dating from the 18th century bears the Latin motto "Cominus et Eminus", which means "near and far". This motto was also that of King Louis XII and tended to mean "he who rubs it stings". Indeed, Louis XII was part of the chivalrous order of the Porcupine founded by his grandfather, the Duke of Orléans Louis 1st.

Given the complexity of heraldic study, it is difficult for us to determine the identity of the deceased, despite the motto mentioned.


In its original condition with traces of age and wear, the object was cleaned and restored a few years ago. However, some colors degrade over time and are barely visible. Please look closely at the photos as this is a very old object. Possibility of sending others on request.


This is an authentic antique object that will stylize your interior decoration or complete a cabinet of curiosities.


International shipping. Delivery by colissimo with careful packaging and reinforced protection of the item.

DIMENSIONS: H37.5xL50.5cm

DATE: 18th century

ORIGIN: Europe

WEIGHT: 1,700 kg

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