French / Scenes from the Passion of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics / 1244-1247French
Scenes from the Passion of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics

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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Scenes from the Passion of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics
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Creation Start Date: 1244
Creation End Date: 1247
Creation Date: 1244-1247
Object Type: Architecture
Classification Term: Glass-Stained
Materials and Techniques: Pot-metal glass with vitreous paint
Dimensions: 147 x 43 1/2 in. (373.4 x 110.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 24.167a-k
Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1924

These panels were originally part of two large windows depicting the martyrdom of the deacon Saint Vincent of Saragossa (died 304) and the history of his relics, from the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris. The monks of Saint-Germain-des-Prés held a special devotion for Saint Vincent, as their abbey had been founded to receive a relic of the saint's tunic that had been transported from Spain by the Merovingian king Childebert. Childebert and his brother Lothar are shown here on horseback. The remaining scenes illustrate Saint Vincent's confrontations with the Roman proconsul Dacian. Bold silhouettes define tall, lithe figures, whose prominent gestures convey this narrative emphasizing Saint Vincent as an exemplar of Christian piety in defiance of pagan authority.

AMICA ID: MMA_.24.167a-k
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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