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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1200 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stained glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Noël Heaton

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Sacred Silver & Stained Glass, Room 84, The Whiteley Galleries, case S1

This panel probably comes from the north side of the ambulatory (encircling aisle) of the Trinity Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral. Originally, the border panels would have been placed at the top and bottom of a window with figurative medallions.

Much of the surviving medieval glass was removed from the cathedral in the middle of the 19th century and replaced with copies. The original panels were stored in various glaziers’ workshops, and eventually sold off to private collectors. Over time, some of the original panels from the cathedral have come into museum collections in Britain and in the United States.

Physical description

Border from Canterbury Cathedral.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1200 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Stained glass


Height: 17.625 in, Width: 8.25 in

Object history note

Came to the museum via John Hunt. Formerly in the collection of Philip Nelson.

Descriptive line

Stained glass panel of part of a border, from a window at Canterbury Cathedral. English, c.1200

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Madeline H. Caviness, "Canterbury Stained Glass," Arts in Virginia, vol.13, no.2 (1973), pp.1-15
Madeline H. Caviness, The Stained Glass of the Trinity Chapel Ambulatory of Canterbury Cathedral, unpublished PhD dissertation, Harvard, 1970
M.H. Caviness, The Windows of Christ Church Canterbury Cathedral (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain, 2, London, 1981)
M.H. Caviness, The Early Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral circa 1175-1220, Princeton, 1977

Labels and date


Said at the time of acquisition to be from Canterbury Cathedral.

England or France, probably about 1200
Museum nos. C.269-1911, C.271-1911, C.273-1911 [(PW) 2003]

Production Note

Believed to come from the north side of the Trinity Chapel ambulatory. These border panels originally would have been placed at the top and bottom of a window with figurative medallions.


Stained glass


Christianity; Stained Glass; Religion; British Galleries


Ceramics Collection

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