A Display of Heraldrie

A Display of Heraldrie

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Description
Crests were used by aristocratic families to distinguish themselves from those of lower rank. Guides were published to keep track of what crest went with which family, such as this one by John Guillim.
Object Name
book
date made
1660
1660
author
Guillim, John
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
made at
United Kingdom: England, Greater London
Physical Description
paper; leather (overall material)
red; gold (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 8 in x 1 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 20.32 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
2015.0337.01
accession number
2015.0337
catalog number
2015.0337.01
subject
Family
coat-of-arms
England
Books
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Exhibition
American Democracy
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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