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Border with Arching Leaf Fronds

ca. 1200–1210
Made in possibly Soissons, Picardy, France
Pot-metal glass and vitreous paint
Overall: 4 x 21 3/4 in. (10.2 x 55.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1926
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 08
Several unusual details in this border fragment, such as its extreme narrowness and the turn of the leaf tip, are found in glass from Soissons Cathedral. The strict lateral symmetry is characteristic of 13th-century border design.
George D. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1926)
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. 96.

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. 17, pp. 119-121, fig. 17, 17a, 17.1-.2.

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