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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Swiss (18th century)
Title:Heraldic panel of Frutigen
Date Made:1713
Type:Stained Glass
Materials:glass; silver stain; sanguine; enamel
Place Made:Europe; Switzerland; Bern canton: Frutigen
Measurements:Overall: 14 1/4 in x 10 1/2 in x 1/2 in; 36.2 cm x 26.7 cm x 1.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  EIN/ EHRENDE/ LANDSCHAFFT FRUTTIGEN I AO I 7 I 3
Accession Number:  AC 1951.306
Credit Line:From the Estate of Miss Isabel J. Turner
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
AD))): Standing on a tiled floor in front of a colorless background, the standard-bearer holds the banner of Frutigen. He is dressed in grey poofy trousers and stockings, a blue shirt and yellow vest, and wears a broad-brimmed black hat with yellow and black feathers. To the side, standing on pedestals and framed by columns, are smaller figures of men playing marching instruments, to the left a drum and the right a fife. Above them, sitting on the architrave on the left, is a putto amidst banners, and on the right, the front part of a mobile cannon with banners beyond it. The inscription at the bottom frames the arms of Frutigen. (Dr. Virginia Raguin; recording Tomasz Andrej Grybowski)

Tags:
narrative; decoration and ornament; symbolism; columns; feathers; flags; men; musical instruments; weapons; text; symmetry

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