Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Heraldic Panel of Barbara von Zimmern

Made in Sulz am Neckar, Swabia, Germany
Pot-metal glass, white glass, vitreous paint, silver stain, colored enamel
Overall: 24 x 16 1/2 in. (61 x 41.9 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1930
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
This panel, along with its pair, acc. no. 30.113.6, commemorate the marriage in 1518 of Barbara von Zimmern and Wilhelm von Weitingen, both of well-established Swabian families. These works represent the last expression of the Middle Rhenish style of the late 15th century, characterized by a strength and painterliness reminiscent of panel painting. The inscription on the banner above Barbara can be translated: "God have mercy"; that on the banner above Wilhelm reads: "Mother of God, have mercy on me, Wilhelm von Weitingen."
Inscription: DEI o MISERERE ANNE 1518
Meebold-Berrer-Picht Family ; [ A. S. Drey, Munich and New York (sold 1930)] ; John D. Rockefeller Jr.(until 1930)
Hayward, Jane. "Stained-Glass Windows." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 30, no. 3 (December 1971-January 1972). Front cover.

Deuchler, Florens. "The Cloisters: Ein Museum für mittelalterliche Kunst in New York." Du 32, no. 2 (1972). p. 150.

Werner, Alfred. "Aus der Arbeit der Museen: USA, New York, The Metropolitan Museum." Pantheon 30, no. 2 (March–April 1972). p. 165.

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.142.

Lyon, Christopher. Couples in Art: Artworks from The Metropolitan Museum of Art selected by Colin Eisler in collaboration with Caroline Kelly. Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2011. p. 46.

Husband, Timothy B. "Creating the Cloisters." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 70, no. 4 (Spring 2013). pp. 40, 43, fig. 81.

Related Objects

The Mater Dolorosa

Artist: Lautenbach Master (German, active late 15th century) Date: ca. 1480 Medium: Pot-metal glass and colorless glass, silver stain, and vitreous paint Accession: 1998.215.2 On view in:Gallery 19

Roundel with the Temptation of Saint Anthony

Date: 1532 Medium: Colorless glass, vitreous paint and silver stain Accession: 1982.433.5 On view in:Gallery 10

Heraldic Panel of Wilhelm von Weitingen

Date: 1518 Medium: Pot metal glass, flashed glass, paint and stain Accession: 30.113.6 On view in:Gallery 10

Balthasar of the Three Kings from an Adoration Group

Date: before 1489 Medium: Poplar, paint and gilt Accession: 52.83.3 On view in:Gallery 20

Caspar of the Three Kings from an Adoration Group

Date: before 1489 Medium: Maple, paint and gilt Accession: 52.83.2 On view in:Gallery 20