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  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (region) (made)

  • Date:

    16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This fragment may have come from a window in a secular building. The fur trimming on the woman's cape suggests that she is of high, possibly royal, status. After the Reformation and the establishment of Protestant churches, Flemish and German workshops in the Lower Rhine area produced much decorated glass for for domestic and civil buildings.

This piece is composed of coloured panes of glass, in blue and red, and painted in brown/black and silver stain. The glassmaker would have added metallic oxides to clear molten glass to create the red and blue ‘pot metal’ glass. The areas of clear glass have been painted to create the details of the woman’s face, hands and clothing. Here, the black lead lines that hold the pieces of clear and coloured glass together form an integral part of the design.

Physical description

Stained and painted glass; the upper part of the figure of a woman. Framed with C.22-1912 and 769-1907

Place of Origin

Flanders (region) (made)


16th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained glass

Descriptive line

Stained glass fragment depicting the upper part of the figure of a woman, Flemish, second quarter 16th century. Framed with C.22-1912 and 769-1907

Subjects depicted



Stained Glass


Ceramics Collection

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