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Title:Armorial Panel with Female Saint Holding Arrow
Date Made:16th century (?)
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 19 x 10 in.; 48.26 x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.232
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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"The stained glass pane features a full-length portrait of a fair-skinned crowned female saint with a halo, probably St. Ursula. She is dressed in a long blue skirt and an orange bodice held by a round brooch. She has waist-length golden hair and stands with a solemn expression. She holds a silver arrow pointed upwards in her left hand, her right hand rests on her waist.. A small white dog rests at the bottom of her skirt. A black crest is beside the dog, adorned with a golden heraldic emblem resembling a trumpet. The blue background behind it opens into a distant sketch of a castle and greenery. The central figure is framed by a green and pink arch supported by two detailed side columns. The two sections above the arch depict two groups of men in predominantly white robes set against a white background. The group on the left has their hands clasped in a prayer-like motion, and the group on the right has a brown-robed man at the center who extends a gesture of blessing to the group on the left. The outer edges of the rectangular panel are framed in red. The outermost frame of the window is made of black lead borders, segmenting the frame into top and bottom sections that feature gold decorative and floral elements on a transparent background. At the bottom, a rectangular, off-white banner provides a space for potential inscription. (Wasifa Orthy '26)

dogs; people; portraits; saints; nature; weapons; women; decoration and ornament; symbolism; narrative; wealth; interiors; horns

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