Making a stained glass panel
This stained-glass panel comes from a window that showed Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem. It shows the crowd waving palm branches, shouting ‘Hosanna’ and laying a garment on the ground for Christ to pass over.Originally, the panel came from the choir windows in Erfurt Cathedral in the eastern part of Germany and was single element of a large window dedicated to the Passion of Christ.
The video shows a replica of the panel being made using identical techniques as the original panel:
- Lead strips hold the separate pieces of glass together and are an intrinsic part of the design. The strips are smooth with raised, soldered joints.
- The smooth glass is a block of solid colour.
- The textured glass has been decorated with enamel paints and then fired in a kiln.
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