Fragment of stained glass

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From Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire

Postcard of Fragment of stained glass.
© National Museums Scotland

Fragment of stained glass

This fragment of stained or painted glass is from Melrose Abbey in the Borders. It dates from the 15th century.

The glass depicts the arms of the Howard family (of England).

In medieval times, the Church acted as patron for artists and craftsmen and inspired a great variety of artistic activity, from woodcarving to illuminated manuscripts, from sculpture to stained glass.

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Online ID: 000-100-000-392-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.KJ 5
Date: 15th century
Material: Glass
Dimensions: 90 mm H x 42 mm W
What: Glass / portion
Subject: Ecclesiastical, miscellaneous, vestments (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Roxburghshire, Melrose Abbey
Description: Portion of painted or stained glass, from Melrose Abbey
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