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Title:War Ship
Date Made:1665
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 19 1/2 x 12 3/4 in.; 49.53 x 32.385 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.207
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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AD))): This stained glass pane depicts two naval warships sailing on the waves. In the center, the closer ship flies Dutch flags, which ripple in the wind as its sails stretch taut. The stern is entirely covered in gold, and displays a coat of arms. Both sides of the hull are equipped with cannons, and one on the starboard side has just fired and is still smoking. The further ship is smaller, and also flying Dutch colors. It appears similar to the first ship, but the stern is less ornately decorated and there are fewer sails. Above is a scroll with yellow tassels that reads 1665. The entire scene is framed in yellow, with two transparent holes in the top corners. Underneath is a Dutch inscription on an elaborate gray panel, meant to portray an engraving on stone. Four faces, including two cherubs, adorn the panel, along with other decorative elements. (Tomasz Andrzej Grzybowski)

seas; boats; text; weapons; patterns; symmetry; decoration and ornament; design; vessels; wars

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