Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well
Not on view
This early example of reverse glass painting may have been one of a series with scenes from the life of Jesus. The subject is a rarely depicted episode from the Gospel of John in which Jesus converses with a woman from Samaria. Their encounter was unexpected since, as Saint John said, “Jews do not associate with Samaritans.” As a result of their conversation, the woman became convinced that Jesus was the Messiah. The glass panel, originally from an altar or pulpit, was part of a series depicting the life of Christ.