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Panel - The Prodigal's Return

The Prodigal's Return

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by E.E. Cook Esquire.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This scene is taken from the story of The Prodigal Son that is related in the Gospel of St Luke. The story is a parable intended to teach the virtues of repentance and forgiveness. A father divided his lands and wealth between his two sons. The younger son ran off, squandered his share and was forced to work as a swineherd. After many trials, he returns home repentant and asking for forgiveness. Here his father welcomes him back.

Physical description

Stained glass panel depicting the Prodigal's Return. Inscribed 'NOV TAM' on the collar of the figure in the background to the right. Mainly grisaille and yellow stain on white or pinkish glass.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Marks and inscriptions

On the collar of the figure in the background to the right.


Weight: 5.0 kg wood frame

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel depicting the Prodigal's Return. German, 16th century.


Stained glass

Subjects depicted

Christianity; Father; Son; Pig


Stained Glass; Christianity


Ceramics Collection

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