Heraldic plaque

Unknown author16th century

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro

Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro
Coimbra, Portugal

This ceramic panel, produced in Seville using the corda seca technique, is a rare document as it portrays the arms of Dom Jorge de Almeida, bearing his motto NEQUID NIMIS (In moderation). The original use for this piece and the exact site of where it was located are unknown, but it had always been in the ownership of the Bishop's Palace before being transferred to the Museum in 1912 as part of its legacy.


  • Title: Heraldic plaque
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 16th century
  • Physical Location: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 49 cm x 45 cm
  • Provenance: Bishop Palace in Coimbra
  • Type: Tiling
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Ceramic

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