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God Closing the Door of Noah’s Ark

Date:
ca. 1190
Geography:
Made in Poitiers, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Dimensions:
Overall: 30 x 14 7/8in. (76.2 x 37.8cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1925
Accession Number:
25.120.394a
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
The window depicting scenes from the story of Noah was originally located in the choir of the cathedral, but the original location of the Saint Martial panel is uncertain. Both panels were removed during restorations of the cathedral in the nineteenth century.
From the Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, Poitiers; George Grey Barnard American, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania 1863–1938 New York, New York (until 1925)
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Grodecki, Louis. "Les Vitraux de la Cathédrale de Poitiers." Congrés Archéologique de France 109 (1952). pp. 141-42, 146-47, 149-50.

Aubert, Marcel, ed. Le Vitrail Français. Paris: Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 1958. p. 116.

Grodecki, Louis, and Jane Hayward. "Les Vitraux de la Cathedrale d'Angers." Bulletin Monumental 74 (1966). pp. 257-58.

Mussat, André. Le Style Gothique de l'Ouest de la France. Paris: Éditions A. & J. Picard, 1966. pp. 257-58.

Hoffmann, Konrad, ed. The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970. no. 200, pp. 193-194.

Hayward, Jane. "Sacred Vestments as They Developed in the Middle Ages." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 29, no. 7 (March 1971). p. 308.

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Grodecki, Louis. Le Vitrail Roman. Fribourg: Office du Livre, 1977. pp. 216, 278.

Schrader, J. L. "George Grey Barnard: The Cloisters and the Abbaye." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 37, no. 1 (Summer 1979). p. 40, fig. 51.

Hayward, Jane. "The Lost Noah Window from Poitiers." Gesta 20, no. 1 (1981). pp. 130-31, fig. 1a-c.

Caviness, Madeline H., ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: New England and New York (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist I). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 15. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1985. p. 94.

Hayward, Jane. English and French Medieval Stained Glass in The Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Volume 1, edited by Mary B. Shepard, and Cynthia Clark. Corpus Vitrearum USA, Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003. no. 7, pp. 75-82, fig. 7.



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