Grisaille Lancet

ca. 1265–70
Made in Troyes, France
White glass with pot metal
Overall: 57 7/8 x 22 1/2 in. (147 x 57.2 cm)
a: 27 x 22 1/2 in. (68.6 x 57.2 cm)
b: 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (57.2 x 57.2 cm)
c: 8 3/8 x 22 1/2 in. (21.3 x 57.2 cm)
Credit Line:
The Cloisters Collection, 1936
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 04
The dense pattern of strapwork, both in colorless and red glass, dominates the composition of these panels. The slender vine tendrils with buds but no apparent central stem are the lesser partner in the design.
The borders are thirteenth-century but are not original to the panels.
From the south choir chapel of the Collegiate Church of Saint-Urbain, Troyes ; Roy Grosvenor Thomas, New York (sold 1937)
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. 56a, pp. 215-217, fig. 56.