This is our wonderfully crafted Saint William of Aquitaine Plaque. Saint William X of Aquitaine (1099-1137), the Duke of Aquitaine, fought in the Crusades. During the papal schism of 1130, William was convinced by St. Bernard of Clairvaux in 1134 to drop his support for the anti-Pope Anacletus II in favor of Pope Innocent II. In 1137 William took part in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, but died of food poisoning en route. This plaque is an ideal gift for a birthday, confirmation gift, and Christmas (a great stocking stuffer).
A Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p44k – 2 x 1.6 inches), medium (p112m – 3.75 x 3 inches) and large (p227g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches), this solid bronze plaque hangs with ease on any wall in home, office, or studio. This solid bronze plaque was designed and realized by a master bronzesmith in Germany. This is a wonderful gift for special “William” or “Bill” in your life!
Saint William of Aquitaine – Duke, Warrior and Monk
This plaque depicts Saint William (in German: Wilhelmus) of Aquitaine in a “before” and “after” shot: Before, he is standing in full armor as a crusader. After, he is seated in monk’s robes. The wolf Isengrim stands in the lower left of the plaque. The fleur-de-lys, symbol of French royalty, is in the top left.