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Switzerland
Nyon
Vaud

Rue de Rive

Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret)

Master Jacques of Knight Banneret's Fountain


16th century

Nyon /  Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret)   Nyon /  Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret)

Description

Polychrome stone statue of a knight with shield and banner, both with the Nyon coat-of-arms.

Inscription(s)

M.C.R. Ducoster
... Ban.
...
Sous la Direction
de Nob. J.E. Conn.... Anc. Ban.
Mr. F. Noel Anc. R. Sin.
Mr. S. Henry Mestral
G. P.... Mod. P. Sin.

Annotation

A knight banneret, sometimes known simply as banneret, was a Medieval knight who led a company of troops during time of war under his own banner (which was square-shaped, in contrast to the tapering standard or the pennon flown by the lower-ranking knights). After the invasion of the Bernese in 1536, the occupation authorities appointed Bannerets as head of authority in several cities of Vaud, including Aubonne, Vevey, Nyon and Payerne. The Banneret appeared later in those towns artistically in stained glass windows or fountains.

Nyon - Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret) Nyon - Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret) Nyon - Fontaine de Maître Jaques (ou du Banneret)

Tags

Location N 46°22'55" E 6°14'31"

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