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Culture:German (?)
Title:Armorial Panel (Circular)
Date Made:17th century (?)
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 9 x 9 in.; 22.86 x 22.86 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.223
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 showcases a heraldic roundel, outlined by two concentric bands adorned with a sequence of yellow leaves. At the heart of the piece is a shield divided into two sections by a horizontal blue band. Below the band, there is one four-petal red flower, and above it, there are two. A helmet surmounts the shield, from which decorative mantling flows, and atop the helmet, a bird with a ring in its beak is perched on a branch as part of the crest. Around the shield, a band carries an inscription in a lower part. The entire piece is set within a circular frame, segmented by black leading that follows the outer circular motif. (Shinsaku Kataoka '26)

decoration and ornament; shape; symbolism; symmetry; flowers; leaves; circles; birds; text

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