Stained Glass Roundel with an Angel Holding a Scroll

Stained Glass Roundel with an Angel Holding a Scroll

c. 1425-1450

Stained glass (pot-metal and painted grisaille)

Diameter: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1921.105

Description

The term pot-metal refers to glass that received its color in the melting pot when various metallic oxides were added. It was then possible to paint the surface of the glass in order to outline, decorate, and define details such as eyes and hair--as may be observed on this stained glass panel.

See also
Collection: 
MED - Gothic
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Glass
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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