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Roundel with Susannah and The Elders

Artist:
Based on a design by Pseudo-Ortkens (South Netherlandish, active Antwerp and Brussels, ca. 1500–30)
Date:
ca. 1520
Geography:
Made in Antwerp or Brussels, South Netherlands
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Colorless glass, vitreous paint and silver stain
Dimensions:
Overall (with border): 13 in. (33 cm)
Classification:
Glass-Stained
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.119.1
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 10
Inscription: Inscribed (on border, disordered): Exarserut Senes/ los suos ut no vide/ Susanna et/ in cocupiscentia/ declinaverut ocu/ ret celu daniel 13, Vulgate, Daniel 13:8-9 (correctly ordered) Exarserunt senes (sic) in concupiscentiam...declinaverunt oculos suos ut non viderent caelum...

Translation: (Douay version), old men were inflammed with lust towards her..turned away their eyes that they might not look unto heaven.
[ Galerie für Glasmalerei, Zurich (sold 1990)]
Husband, Timothy B., and Madeline H. Caviness, ed. Stained Glass Before 1700 in American Collections: Silver-Stained Roundels and Unipartite Panels (Corpus Vitrearum Checklist IV). Studies in the History of Art, Vol. 39. Washington, D.C.: National Art Gallery, 1991. pp. 156–57.

Husband, Timothy B., and Ilja M. Veldman. The Luminous Image: Painted Glass Roundels in the Lowlands, 1480-1560. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 65, pp. 140-141.

Wixom, William D., ed. Mirror of the Medieval World. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. no. 303, pp. 237–38.



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