Theodosius Arrives at Ephesus, from a Scene from the Legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus
Made in Rouen
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint
Overall: 25 x 28 1/8in. (63.5 x 71.5cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1980
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 8
The legend tells of seven brothers condemned to death because of their Christian faith. They took refuge in a cave, where they fell into a sleep that lasted several centuries. When the cave was inadvertently opened, the brothers were awakened, and the miracle was recognized by the local bishop. In this panel, one of eleven from the lost window, the Christian emperor Theodosius with two companions rides to Ephesus to see the brothers.
From the nave aisle (?) of the cathedral of Notre-Dame, Rouen; Augustin Lambert, Paris (1923) ; Raymond Pitcairn 1885–1966, Bryn Athyn, PA. (from 1923–1966) ; Glencairn Museum, Bryn Athyn, PA. (sold 1980)
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