Bearer of 'Julius' Banner of Zug by Urs Graf, 1521


Source: British Museum 1912,0709.1
The bearer of the 'Julius' banner of the canton Zug; man wearing an elaborate costume striding to left, his mouth open, left arm raised and right hand carrying a banner, depicting in the top left corner the Passion scene Descent from the Cross, he is wearing a crown of foliage and carrying a sword and dagger, a feathered hat hangs down by his legs. 1521 Pen and black ink

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