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Panel - Prophet Ezekiel holding a scroll

Prophet Ezekiel holding a scroll

  • Object:

    Panel

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    mid 15th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Clear and coloured glass with painted details and yellow (silver) stain

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr

  • Museum number:

    C.50-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, Room 84, The Whiteley Galleries, case S4

The Christian Church has always believed that God spoke through his prophets. They were seen as the deliverers of God's messages concerning the future, including the Coming of the Messiah. The major prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.

These prophet panels are also known as ‘messenger panels’ because they convey these divinely inspired prophecies or messages. In this panel we see the prophet Ezekiel with a scroll, but the words are no longer legible.

Physical description

Stained glass panel depicting the Prophet Ezekiel, holding a scroll with no trace of an inscription left.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

mid 15th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Clear and coloured glass with painted details and yellow (silver) stain

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.5 in

Historical context note

From the earliest centuries of the Christian Church it was believed that God had spoken through his prophets. So they were thought of as the deliverers of His messages concerning the future including the Coming of the Messiah. The major prophets are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Daniel.

These prophet panels are also known as 'messenger panels' because they convey these divinely inspired prophecies or messages. In this panel we see the prophet Ezekiel with a scroll but the words are no longer legible.

Descriptive line

Panel of clear and coloured glass with painted details and yellow (silver) stain. Depicting the prophet Ezekiel holding a scroll. Made in Germany (Cologne School), c.1470-80.

Labels and date

THE PROPHETS ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, EZEKIEL AND DANIEL

Like the three prophets alongside, these four 'messenger panels' (so-called because they explain the scenes set below them) would originally have been set in tracery lights at the tops of windows, almost certainly in a cloister.

Germany (Cologne), about 1470-80
Museum nos. C.48-1919 (Isaiah), C.49-1919 (Jeremiah), C.50-1919 (Ezekiel), C.51-1919 (Daniel); given by J. Pierpont Morgan, Jr. [(PW) 2003]

Production Note

Cologne School

Categories

Stained Glass; Religion; Christianity

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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