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Stained Glass of St George

1400-1410

Southern Germany

Coloured glass, lead

l 59 cm, w 39 cm

This is one of the earliest examples of stained glass in the Hermitage. Its simple and succinct design is still totally Gothic in style. The image of St George appears often in 13th-century Western European art, as he was the patron saint of the Crusaders. In Germany at this time he was depicted almost as frequently as the Madonna.

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