Title of Work
The Miracles of the Virgin Window
Title of Image
9: A man holds two small animals in front of an altar
Date
1205-15 and 1927
Description
The Miracles of the Virgin Window
Delaporte no. 9, Deremble-Manhes no. 38
Panel 9: A man holds two small animals in front of an altar.
At left is an altar with a hanging lamp above and a curtain hanging from a beam. At right stands a man carrying two small animals, one yellow and one white.
Much of this panel is restoration glass. The subject matter is unclear. Delaporte and Manhes-Deremble suggests that the animals could be gold and silver. (Delaporte, p. 193). However, A. K. Porter quotes a a letter from Haymo, Abbot of St.-Pierre-sur-Dives which describes how, at Chartres in 1144, animals were brought to be healed at altars set up at the construction site. (Porter, Medieval Architecture, p. 151-6). (See also Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, p. , Branner, Chartres Cathedral, p. 93-94, and Coulton, p. 339-341, for Haymo's letter, and those of Hugo of Amiens and Robert of Torigny).
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
Philip Maye
Copyright
Identifier
FCW038AP0901
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