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Panel - Raguel giving his daughter Sara in marriage to Tobias
  • Raguel giving his daughter Sara in marriage to Tobias
    Murer, Christoph Christopher Stoffel Maurer Kristoffel Maurer Meurer
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Raguel giving his daughter Sara in marriage to Tobias

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Switzerland (designed)
    Ulm (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Murer, Christoph Christopher Stoffel Maurer Kristoffel Maurer Meurer (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with funds from the Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.565-1921

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This panel shows a scene from the Old Testament story of Tobias and the Angel. Here Raquel gives the hand of his beautiful daughter Sarah in marriage to Tobias.

It illustrates one of the new techniques for decorating glass that were introduced in the mid 16th century. Glassmakers used paints known as 'enamels' to paint directly onto the glass, similar to painting onto a canvas. The colours were produced by adding metallic oxides to a ground glass (frit) mixture. The resulting wide colour range included the delicate pinks, yellows, greens, reds and purples shown here.

Christoph Murer (1558-1614) was a distinguished Swiss glass painter. He produced numerous designs for stained glass windows, including a series based on Tobias and the Angel that includes this panel.

Physical description

Panel depicting Raguel giving his daughter Sara in marriage to Tobias. Insertion at top and bottom of pieces of Dutch 17th century glass painted with architectural volutes. The figure of Sara is mostly missing.

Place of Origin

Switzerland (designed)
Ulm (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1600 (made)

Artist/maker

Murer, Christoph Christopher Stoffel Maurer Kristoffel Maurer Meurer (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Dimensions

Height: 13 in, Width: 8.5 in

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and coloured glass painted with enamels and silver stain. Depicting an event from the Book of Tobit (Raguel gives Sara in marriage to Tobias). Swiss, painted by Lorenz Lingg, early 17th century

Production Note

Designed by Murer but probably executed in South Germany, perhaps Ulm.

Subjects depicted

Volutes; Column; Marriage; Religions

Categories

Stained Glass; Religion; Marriage

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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