Stained glass panel by Unknown Artist

Unpainted geometric grisaille glass of this kind is rare from the medieval period.

Details

Medium:
Glass & lead
Dimensions:
78.5 x 30.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£17,000 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Whitefriars Glass Studio (J Powell & Sons); Alfred Fisher.

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, 10.30am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Sun, 12pm – 4.30pm (last admission 4pm)

Closed Good Friday, 25 –​ 26 Dec 

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