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Armorial Roundel

Date:
ca. 1500
Geography:
Made in Middle Rhineland, Germany
Culture:
German
Medium:
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain
Dimensions:
Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.214.4
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 19
This roundel probably represents the members of a confraternity or honorary society. In the nineteenth century, this glass roundel was in a castle on the Moselle River, the home of Baron von Liebig, a collector of stained glass.
Marking: Arms: per bend in gules a fleur-de-lys argent in a bend sinister; argent a bend gules
From Schloß Niederburg, Gondorf. ; Baroness Angelica von Liebieg, Gondorf, Germany ; [ Galerie für Glasmalerei, Zurich (sold 1980)]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "One Hundred Eleventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1980, through June 30, 1981." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art 111 (1981). p. 42.

Caviness, Madeline H., ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 15. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1985. p. 135.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 290, pp. 228–29.



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