Sacred stained glass
Stained glass is not simply decorative. It is also a medium through which the central messages of the Christian faith, and more recently the Jewish faith, are expressed. The panels on display in the Sacred Silver and Stained Glass gallery show the technical changes that have taken place in stained glass over the centuries, and also the changing role of stained glass ...
Chidebert receives St Germanus
This panel is from the window depicting scenes from the life of St Germanus. Originally, it was part of a scene in which Bishop Germanus is trying to persuade King Childebert to build the abbey. You can just see the top of the bishop's crosier in the top left of this panel.
Annunciation to the Shepherds
The design for this roundel is very similar to that of a manuscript, dated about 1325 to 1335 that is now in The Hague, in the Netherlands. The manuscript is by an unknown artist who was making illustrations for a Flemish history of the world entitled 'Spieghel historiael'.