ROMANESQUE GLASS PAINTER, German
(active c. 1130s in Swabia)

Prophet Daniel and King David

after 1132
Stained glass window, 222 x 54 and 224 x 53 cm, respectively
Cathedral, Augsburg

The oldest stained glass cycle of large format still located at its original site is found in the nave of Augsburg Cathedral. The series consists of frontal, dignified representations of the prophets Daniel, Hosea, and Jonas, the prophetic King David, and - in a late-medieval copy - Moses. All of these representatives of the Old Testament, clad in the costume of the Frankish nobility but with Jewish pointed hats, hold unfurling banderoles with quotations from their scriptures and sayings.




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