This item is a HAND PAINTED HERALDIC CREST. It is a handsome painting on board mounted in a frame. The colors are bright and vibrant as seen in the photos. THe crest measures 16 1/2" by 19". There is a paper label on the reverse reading "Arms of T.H. Treherne". Treherne comes up in Google as an English name although I could find no references to a T.H. Treherne. The inscription "A Deo et Patre" translated into "God and Country." This is a lovely decorative item for a home or office.