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Foliate Border Section

ca. 1140–44
Made in Saint-Denis
Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
15 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (40.0 x 9.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of George D. Pratt, 1926
Accession Number:
26.218.6a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 304
These three foliate border sections come from the window depicting scenes from the infancy of Jesus and the life of Moses.
From the ambulatory and crypt (?) of the church of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis; George D. Pratt, Glen Cove, NY (until 1926)
Hayward, Jane. "Stained-Glass Windows." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 30, no. 3 (December 1971-January 1972). p. 110.

Grodecki, Louis. Les Vitraux de Saint-Denis: Volume 1, Étude sur le Vitrail au XIIe Siècle. Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, France, Études, Vol. 1. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1976. pl. 195.

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. 93.

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. 2, pp. 54-56, fig. 2.

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