ROMANESQUE GLASS PAINTER, French
(active 1170-1180 in Troyes)

Censing Angels

1170-80
Pot-metal glass with vitreous paint, 47 x 44 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The stained glass produced in the city of Troyes during the late 12th century represents a major development in the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic style. This panel, possibly from the church of Saint-Étienne, is from a window of connected semicircles. It bears a resemblance to techniques used in Mosan enamelwork and manuscript illuminations from Champagne.