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Armorial roundel

Armorial Roundel, ca. 1500
Made in Middle Rhineland, Germany
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and silver stain; Diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Cloisters Collection, 1980 (1980.214.4)
See the Collection Database to learn more about this work of art.

The arms depicted here are Barry of six Gules and Argent impaling Argent a Rose Gules. They remain unidentified. The petals on the rose are also much more numerous than usual.

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