Dogs are believed to be loyal, watchful and trustworthy. When a dog is linked to a particular person, these qualities become associated with that person.
Here the donor, who gave the stained glass panel to the church, kneels in prayer before a statue of St Mary Magdalene. The dog signifies that he is steadfast in his faith.
- Stained glass panel of a donor praying, with a dog behind
- Netherlands, about 1505-10
- Museum no. 6914-1860