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Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard

Roundel
ca. 1546 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stained glass
Brief Description
Stained Glass roundel depicting the Arms of Jorg Beier von Boppard, German, dated 1546

STG
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"
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 12in
  • In wooden frame weight: 2.1kg
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
6919-1860

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record createdApril 17, 2002
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