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Mantle and pavilion (heraldry)

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Mantle with a pavilion on top
Mantle with a pavilion on top

In heraldry, a mantle is a symbol of sovereign power and is generally reserved for royalty. In some cases, its use has also been granted to other nobles, in recognition of particular merits. In ordinary rendering, the mantle is usually crimson and lined with ermine.

Certain coats of arms may also display a pavilion surmounting the mantle. The pavilion is said to be the invention of the Frenchman Philip Moreau.[1]

While common in continental European heraldry, the mantle and pavilion is absent in English and Scottish heraldry.[2]


Royal mantles

Non-royal mantles

Order mantles

See also


  1. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1909). A Complete Guide to Heraldry. London & Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack. p. 401.
  2. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1909). A Complete Guide to Heraldry. London & Edinburgh: T.C. & E.C. Jack. p. 400.

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