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Roundel - Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard

Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1546 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This roundel was commissioned by a noble family for its home or castle. The arms depicted here are the full heraldic achievement of the Beier family of Boppard in the Rhineland. A heraldic achievement consists of a shield with arms, a helmet, crest, mantling and sometimes a family motto.

At the time of the Reformation, fewer churches commissioned stained glass. As a result, stained-glass artists in mainland Europe began to create secular designs such as coats of arms. This example is very finely painted with brown/black pigments and stain. It also includes one pice of coloured blue glass.

Physical description

Stained glass roundel, blue glass with black and yellow stain, depicting the Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard, inscribed with the bearer's name and dated "1546"

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


ca. 1546 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained glass


Diameter: 12 in, Weight: 2.1 kg in wooden frame

Descriptive line

Stained Glass roundel depicting the Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard, German, dated 1546

Subjects depicted

Heraldry; Lineage; Coats of arms


Glass; Stained Glass


Ceramics Collection

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