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Culture:German (?)
Title:Armorial Panel
Date Made:16th - 17th century
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 8 x 8 in.; 20.32 x 20.32 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.220
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

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This stained glass pane, featuring a coat of arms, has an octagonal frame with a black leading. It is divided into four sections, with a roundel outlined in black in the center. Inside the roundel is a shield, also outlined in black, divided into two parts. The top depicts a pouncing gray unicorn on a red decorative background, sticking out its tongue. The unicorn wears a golden collar with a golden cross. On the bottom of the shield is half of a red wagon wheel against a silver background with a white floral pattern. The shield is set against a blue background inside the roundel, with a circular darker blue design around the shield. The roundel is surrounded by four quadrants, and each quadrant around the central crest contains identical gold acanthus leaves against a translucent background. (Tomasz Andrzej Grzybowski)

decoration and ornament; shape; symbolism; symmetry; animals; dogs; crosses; leaves; windows

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