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Stained Glass Window with Ancestor of Christ
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Stained Glass Window with Ancestor of Christ


Description Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This figure may be one of a group of twelve ancestors of Christ from the abbey church of Saint-Yved in Braine, near Paris. The figure bears the name of the apostle Thaddeus, but since only three letters are original (the H, A and E), the name may in fact be Phaleg or Phares, Old Testament figures from the genealogy connecting Christ to Adam. Parts of the window, especially the bottom panel, are modern restorations. Panels from this series have been connected in style and composition to the stained glass of Canterbury cathedral, illustrating the artistic ties between France and England during this period.
Exhibitions
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2016-2017.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1910; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Inscription] In glass: H,A,E; [Inscription] In modern restoration: [T]HA/[D]E[US]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1910

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Creator
Period
ca. 1200 (Medieval)
Medium
vitreous paint on colored glass
Accession Number
46.38
Measurements
H: 69 3/4 x W: 30 1/4 in. (177.2 x 76.8 cm)
Geographies
  • France, Braine, Abbey of Saint-Yved (Place of Discovery)
  • France (Kid-Friendly)

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