Title of Work
The Passion Typological Window
Title of Image
17: Moses and the Brazen Serpent
Date
1205-15 and 1876
Description
The Passion Typological Window
Delaporte no. 59, Deremble-Manhes no. 37
Panel 17: Moses and the Brazen Serpent (Numbers 21:6-9)
The Lord told Moses to make a serpent of brass. If a poisonous snake bit the Israelites, they could look at this serpent and be healed. The brazen serpent was thought to represent Christ on the Cross.
At left is a tall red pillar with the brazen serpent on top of it. Moses (with horns and a halo) stands at center. He is identified as MOYSES. He holds a book-like object (representing the Tablets of the Law) and points toward the serpent. At right stands a group of men. At the top of the panel is an arch frame.
A similar scene is at Saint-Denis in the Moses window.
Country
France
Location
Chartres
Style
Gothic
Type of Work
Glass
Subtype of Work
Lancet Window
Material
Glass
Condition
Good
Subject
Cathédrale de Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church decoration and ornament--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church architecture--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Christian art and symbolism--France--Chartres--Medieval, 500-1500--Pictorial works.
Bibliography
Photographer
Jane Vadnal
Copyright
Identifier
FCW037AP1701
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