Stained Glass Panel with Male Donor

Stained Glass Panel with Male Donor

c. 1480

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Pot metal, white glass with silver stain

Overall: 156 x 43.5 x 1.5 cm (61 7/16 x 17 1/8 x 9/16 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1919.1.1


The origin of these stained glass panels is unknown. They depict a male and female donor, presumably husband and wife, who gaze upon a now-lost central panel. The object of their devotions was likely a crucified Christ or a standing figure of the Virgin Mary. The man, dressed in armor, and the woman, wearing a bejeweled and richly embroidered gown, are accompanied by their coats-of-arms (unidentified). They are undoubtedly members of an aristocratic elite who commissioned these windows, perhaps for a family chapel.


The Donors
Designing the Glass
The Pot Metal Technique
The Silver Stain Technique
See also
MED - Gothic
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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