Patriarch's Berlin

Unknown author18th century (middle)

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

18th century Ceremonial vehicle (Portuguese). Used by the Cardinals of Lisbon, it displays the prelate’s coat of arms. It comes from the Palace of São Vicente de Fora.

The panels have mythological designs and the coat of the Patriarchs surmounted by mitre. The footrest (board where the coachman places his feet) is decorated with a heart that symbolizes Charity. The body is entered using a hanging step.


  • Title: Patriarch's Berlin
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century (middle)
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 267 cm x 210 cm x 580 cm Wheels: 80/180 cm (diameter); 5.8 cm (thickness); Rodas: 80 cm/180 cm (diâmetro); 5.8 cm (espessura)
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu / Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
  • Rights: DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão
  • Medium: Wood, iron, silk velvet, silk taffeta, leather, glass, bronze

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