Bust of a king by Unknown Artist

The panel shows the bust of a king wearing a yellow crown with a halo in ruby glass.


Coloured glass & painted glass & lead
68 x 92.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£37,500 ( Total: £102,500)
Acquired in:
Sam Fogg

There is an outer border of ruby to either side, which may have been added, although it includes medieval pieces. It is probably from the clerestory of the choir at Sosissons Cathedral in Aisne. The original glass has only survived in part.


Soisson Cathedral; ?Edouard Didron Jeune, Paris (restorer); Bacri Frères, Paris; Sam Fogg, London.

Venue details

Stained Glass Museum South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, ELY Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL 01353 660347 www.stainedglassmuseum.com

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4.50)

Mon – Sat, 12.30am – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) Sun, 12pm – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) Closed Good Friday, 25 –​ 26 Dec