Window

Date: 18th century

Geography: Attributed to Egypt or Syria

Medium: Stained glass, gypsum

Dimensions: Window without wood frame: H. 19 in. (48.3 cm)
W. 16 3/8 in. (41.6 cm)
D. 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Window with wood frame: H. 23 in. (58.4 cm)
W. 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm)
D. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)

Classification: Glass

Credit Line: Gift of William R. Ware, 1893

Accession Number: 93.26.3

Description

A window such as this with brightly colored panes in blue, orange, green, and red might have been found in a room of a late Ottoman aristocratic home, like the Damascus reception room also in the Museum's collection (1970.70) Tinted glass was favored because it filtered the light, but it also complemented the multihued furnishings of these rooms.

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