Unpainted geometric grisaille glass of this kind is rare from the medieval period.
Stained glass panel by Unknown Artist, c. 12001250
© Stained Glass Museum
- Glass & lead
- 78.5 x 30.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £17,000 ( Total: £30,000)
- Acquired in:
- Alfred Fisher
It could have been used in a Cistercian abbey where figurative stained glass was prohibited. However it could have been used in other churches where a less costly, simpler or lighter type of decorative glazing was required. The design relies heavily on the strongly over-lapping lines of lead and uses coloured glass sparingly.
Whitefriars Glass Studio (J Powell & Sons); Alfred Fisher.
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