Marto Miniature Knights of the Round Table Sword and Shield - Sir Perceval
Part of the collection of 12 Miniature Camelot Swords and Shields with the Coat of Arms of the Knight of the Round Table.
After the death of his father, Perceval's mother takes him to the Welsh forests where she raises him ignorant to the ways of men until the age of 15. Eventually, however, a group of knights passes through his wood, and Perceval is struck by their heroic bearing. Wanting to be a knight himself, the boy travels to King Arthur's court, and after proving his worthiness as a warrior he is knighted and invited to join the Knights of the Round Table.
In the earliest story about him he is connected to the grail. In Chretien de Troyes' Perceval, the Story of the Grail, he meets the crippled Fisher King and sees a grail, not yet identified as "holy", but he fails to ask a question that would have healed the injured king. Upon learning of his mistake he vows to find the Grail castle again and fulfil his quest but Chretien's story breaks off soon after, to be continued in a number of different ways by various authors.
In later accounts, the true Grail hero is Galahad, Lancelot's son. But though his role in the romances had been diminished, Percival remained a major character and was one of only two knights (the other was Sir Bors) who accompanied Galahad to the Grail castle and completed the quest with him.
Genuine Miniature, made by Marto in Toledo, with the guarantee and origin certificate "Made in Toledo".
|Overall Length||19 cm|
- Each shield comes with the Coat of Arms of the Camelot Knight w/ matching sword.
- Material: Steel