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Foliate Border Section

Date:
ca. 1140–44
Geography:
Made in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Culture:
French
Medium:
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
Dimensions:
11 5/8 x 7 1/2 in. (29.5 x 19.1 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1926
Accession Number:
26.218.5
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
These three foliate border sections come from the window depicting scenes from the infancy of Jesus and the life of Moses.
From the ambulatory and crypt (?) of the church of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis; George D. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1926)
Grodecki, Louis. Les Vitraux de Saint-Denis: Volume 1, Étude sur le Vitrail au XIIe Siècle. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, France, Études, Vol. 1. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1976. pp. 57, 68, 69, 89, pl. 202.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Images: A Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 47, pp. 15, 23.

Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 35.

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. 92.

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. 1, pp. 51-54, fig. I.



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