Stained glass panel by Unknown Artist

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


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.

Venue details

Stained Glass Museum South Triforium, Ely Cathedral, ELY Cambridgeshire CB7 4DL 01353 660347

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