Index of Medieval Stained Glass

Glass panels from Saint-Denis

walwyn Sun, 05/30/2010 - 20:54



"Presentation in the Temple" panel originally from Saint-Denis near Paris (c1145).






Chartres Cathedral

walwyn Sun, 11/07/2010 - 19:03


Chartres Cathedral has some of the most beautiful medieval stained glass windows to have survive the upheavals of the last 800 years. The earliest date from the mid 12th century, but most are from the 13th century.



Blue Virgin

walwyn Sun, 11/07/2010 - 19:44



Set into a 13th century window this image of the Virgin and Child (c1150) is made up of four panels. The blue halo and clothing of Mary are set against a red background.




Notre-Dame de Chartres

walwyn Thu, 02/17/2011 - 21:34

Designated a World heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979 the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Chartres was built from between 1145 and 1250. It's high nave is spanned by ogival pointed arches to form the vault, and the walls are supported by double flying buttresses. Chartres is the first building to have used buttresses as a structural element.


Chartres Cathedral is also unique in having retained almost all of its original 12th and 13th century stained glass.

Saint Lubin

walwyn Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:04

Saint Lubin, or Leobinus, was a 6th century bishop of Chartres. This window from the early 13th century depicts events in his life, and was donated to the cathedral by the Winesellers and innkeepers of the town of Chartres.



Noah Window

walwyn Sun, 03/11/2012 - 21:42

This early 13th century window depicts the story of Noah, was donated to the Cathedral of Chartres by the town's carpenters, wheelwrights, and coopers.



Bourges Cathedral Stained Glass

walwyn Sat, 08/02/2014 - 12:36

The Cathedral of St Stephen, Bourges contains a large number of medieval and renaissance stained glass. The glass panels date from 1210 - 1620 and represents Saints, Apostles, Prophets, and Bible stories.


The above rose window in the west of the church was built in the last part of 14th century.

Mary Magdalene

walwyn Mon, 11/08/2010 - 23:33


Depicting the events in the life of Mary of Magdalene this window, in Chartres Cathedral, is from about 1210. According to Christian tradition she was one of Jesus' follows in Galilee, healed of seven devils, was present at the crucifixion, was the person to find the tomb empty, and the first person whom Jesus appeared to and given the task of announcing his Resurrection.


Discovery of the Relics of St Stephen

walwyn Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:40



This stained glass window is dated between 1210 and 1215. Illustrating the discovery of the relics of St Stephen from a dream by Lucian. This window is situated in the ambulatory of Bourges Cathedral.



Zodiac Window

walwyn Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:32


Donated by Thibault VI count of Chartres, in 1217, on behalf of Thomas count of Perche, this window illustrates the signs of the zodiac on the right hand side of the window, and the labouirs of the months on the left hand side. The four central quatrefoils are split between the months and the zodiac.