The Court Banner was created at the wedding and coronation of Sigismund II Augustus and his third wife, Catherine of Austria, which took place on 30th July 1553 in Kraków.
Poland 1553 silk, tempera, gold and silver 229 x 352 cm
Stanisław Barzi’s Funeral Banner
This is the oldest funeral banner, one of around a dozen textiles of its type which have been preserved.
Kraków, 1571silk, tempera, gold313 x 163 cm
The Banner of the Archduke Maximilian's Silesian Armies
The Banner was won on 24th January 1588 at the Battle of Byczyna, which was fought between the armies of Maximilian III Habsburg, pretender to the Polish throne, and Chancellor Jan Zamoyski, on the side of Sigismund III Vasa.
Silesia, 1587silk, tempera170 x 190 cm
The Inscription Banner
This was won on 12th September 1683 at the Battle of Vienna by the army of Marcin Zamoyski, a friend of King John III Sobieski.
Turkey, 2nd half of the 17th cent.Silk, gold, silver233 x 358 cm