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Maker(s):Spengler, Caspar
Culture:Swiss/German (1553-1604)
Title:Armorial Panel
Date Made:1595
Type:Stained Glass
Measurements:panel: 14 x 10 in.; 35.56 x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.205
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 features a black and gold coat of arms. The central shield is adorned with curly mantling and topped by a helmet. "Elaborate baroque red and blue pillars frame the arms and support a blue arch with a red central cartouche. Above it are two scenes depicting the patriarch Jacob. On the left the sleeping Jacob has a vision of a ladder from heaven to earth with angels. On the right he sends his wives, servants, and children across the ford of a river... In the foreground, he wrestles with an angel who blesses him and gives him the name Israel." Cherubs are depicted in the bottom two corners of the pane, holding gold cups similar to the black cup on the central shield. Between the cherubs is a dedication inscription "enclosed in a gold and blue frame with scrollwork and angel heads," and the date 1595. (Naomi Meyer '27; including quotations from Dr. Virginia Raguin)

figures; text; religion; decoration and ornament; shape; symbolism; windows; nudes; narrative; columns

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