Hieronymous Lang; 1553. Man and woman in bee hive with emblem and fish.
This design is for a stained-glass window commemorating the marriage between two prominent Swiss families.
In the image a beehive supports the figure of a man and another beehive support the figure of a woman. Below are the coat of arms of both families. Read more about this image at the J. Paul Getty Museum.
In medieval times the beehive was considered a symbol of industry and often seen in coats of arms and heraldic badges.
Hieronymus Lang was a glass painter in Schaffhausen, which was an artistic center in Switzerland.