GOTHIC GLASS PAINTER, German
(active c. 1218)
Jacob with the Tree of Jessec. 1218
Stained glass window
This fragment of a stained glass window is from the late Romanesque minster in Freiburg im Breisgau. In 1509 it was transferred to the Late Gothic choir and afterwards into the window of the facade of the south transept.
The patriarch Jacob, who in his left hand holds a tablet bearing his name and in his right hand the ladder of heaven, came from a genealogy of Christ, in other word the Tree of Jesse.