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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:German (?)
Title:Armorial Panel
Date Made:16th - 17th century
Type:Stained Glass
Materials:glass
Measurements:panel: 12 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.; 31.75 x 36.83 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.217
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
AD))): This stained glass panel features an oval coat of arms. The shield is divided in half by a diagonal band with a pattern of blue and gold fleur-de-lis symbols, each section containing an alternating zig-zag pattern of red chevrons on a white background. The central shield is crowned with a silver helmet with intricate golden details, a closed visor, and a decorative chin strap. Blue, orange, and golden mantlings spilling outward of the helmet resemble elaborate acanthus leaves surrounding the shield. The coat of arms is framed within a thin gold circular band followed by an outward thick red band. The outermost edge of the window is segmented by black lead into multiple panels with decorative golden baroque floral designs. (Wasifa Orthy '26)

Tags:
headdresses; feathers; symbolism; families; shape; decoration and ornament; flags; leaves; symmetry

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