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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:German (?)
Title:Armorial Panel
Date Made:1648
Type:Stained Glass
Materials:glass
Measurements:panel: 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.; 26.67 x 26.67 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.230
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
This stained glass pane features a circular coat of arms at its center, set against a peach-color circular backdrop and framed within a clear octagonal border with a yellow floral pattern. The coat of arms consists of a shield in the lower part, divided into quadrants, each displaying different heraldic symbols, such as two arms holding either a black arrowhead or black feathers and blocks. Above the shield are two armor helmets with visors and gold crowns: on top of the right one are arms holding an arrowhead, and on the other stand black and white feathers. Surrounding the shield's left side are blue and gold voluminous floral and feather-like designs, while the right has the same designs in black and white. The roundel has an inscription in Gothic script with the date "Anno 1648" around its white circumference. (Skyla Monroe '27)

Tags:
decoration and ornament; shape; symbolism; symmetry; text; leaves; headdresses; circles; feathers; geometry; hands

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