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The Virgin from a Pentecost Scene and the Figure of Saint Martin

ca. 1245–48
Made in Tours, Loire Valley, France
Pot-metal glass and vitreous paint
Overall: 21 1/4 x 14 in. (54 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1937
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 8
It is possible that the figure of the Virgin and the two seated apostles (the head of the figure behind is a medieval replacement) come from a panel representing the pentecost. The figure of Saint Martin came from another window dedicated to that saint.
From the ambulatory (?) of the Cathedral of Saint-Gatien, Tours; [ Nicolas Brimo, Paris] ; [ André Lion, Paris (sold 1937)]
Hayward, Jane. "Stained-Glass Windows." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 30, no. 3 (December 1971-January 1972). p. 115.

Papanicolaou, Linda Morey. "Stained Glass from the Cathedral of Tours: The Impact of the Sainte-Chapelle in the 1240s." Metropolitan Museum Journal 15 (1980). pp. 53-66, fig. 3.

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. 99.

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. 27, pp. 154-157, fig. 27.

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