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Stone doorway (detail)

Doorway (detail), early 16th century
Made in Auvergne, France
Volcanic stone; 10 ft. 6 in. x 65 in. (320 x 165.1 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1948 (48.28)
See the Collection Database to learn more about this work of art.

The coat of arms on the dexter side of this elegant shield is a chevron between roses. Since the shield is dimidiated down the middle along the palar line, the dexter half of this coat of arms is conjoined to the sinister half of another.

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