In Revelation, the final book in the New Testament, St John describes his vision of 'a woman clothed with the sun', with the moon beneath her feet. This was often taken to represent the Virgin Mary. The stained glass panel shows her with a crescent moon, which was also a traditional symbol of chastity.
- Stained glass panel showing the Virgin Mary on a crescent moon
- Germany, about 1505-10
- Museum no. C.353-1937
Next appeared a great portent in heaven, a woman robed with the sun, beneath her feet the moon.