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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:German
Title:Madonna and Child and St. Peter
Date Made:16th - 17th century
Type:Stained Glass
Materials:glass
Measurements:panel: 19 1/4 x 10 in.; 48.895 x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2018.213
Credit Line:Gift of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
This stained glass pane features two figures cloaked in deep blue robes accented with yellow and golden paint. Both figures are set against a red patterned background and within a blue-outlined arch. The one on the right represents the Madonna or the Virgin Mary holding the Child. Madonna’s long golden hair is adorned with a gold crown. The Child holds a gold-decorated object, possibly a globe, in his left hand while raising his right hand in a gesture of blessing. Madonna is wearing a long white shirt and a blue robe while the Child is naked. The figure holding a huge key, representing St. Peter, stands opposite them with an open golden book. He also wears a blue-robed white gown, but his white gown has some gold details. Above the arch, on the left, is a small figure of a man in armor holding a sword above his head, ready to strike a snake-like creature on the ground. On the opposite side is a figure in a golden cloak holding a round container in his right hand and a stylized staff in his left. Between them is a vaguely distinguishable landscape. The panel's upper section shows golden floral designs, while the lower section has decorative borders with golden geometric patterns. The glass pieces are framed within a leaded grid with cracks and damage. (Wasifa Orthy '26)

Tags:
Christianity; symbolism; infants; people; religion; shape; families; symmetry; decoration and ornament; windows; royalty; interiors

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