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Heraldic Panel

Heraldic Panel with the Arms of the House of Hapsburg
South Netherlandish
Pot-metal glass, white glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; Overall 34 x 21 in. (86.4 x 53.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1937 (37.147.2)

Quarter with arms of Valois dukes of Burgundy: Azure three fleurs-de-lis Or a Bordure compony Gules and Argent.

The fleurs-de-lis in the second and third grand quarters of this complicated shield (upper sinister and lower dexter corners) represent descent from the Valois dukes of Burgundy, a cadet branch of the French royal house descended from John II, king of France. A red-and-white border around these fleurs-de-lis differentiates the arms from those of the French king himself.

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