medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

On Friday, March 16, 2007, at 1:35 pm, Jim Bugslag wrote:

> with the glass (only 
> some flanking angels in the tracery lights survive, though).  On the 
> exterior, the 
> circumference of the rose window of the church of Saint-Etienne at 
> Beauvais is decorated 
> with a sculpted Wheel of Fortune (I don't believe the glass within the 
> rose has survived).

Here's the rose window of which Jim speaks (Beauvais, St-Etienne):

It's very nice, and the sculptures are certainly elaborate.

Here are a few Italian specimens of ornamental rose windows:

Trento, Cattedrale di San Vigilio, north transept, sculpted Wheel of Fortune: 

Osimo, Cattedrale di San Leopardo, south transept:

Troia, Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, facade:

Matera, Chiesa di San Domenico
Matera, Cattedrale di Santa Maria della Bruna, facade:

Evangelists around the window are probably more common.  A few examples:

Tuscania, Chiesa di San Pietro, facade:

Spoleto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, facade:

Assisi, Basilica di San Francesco, facade:

Some other ornate rose windows:

Orvieto, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, facade:

Palermo, Chiesa di San Francesco, facade:

But my impression is that Gerallt was looking for examples of _painted_ windows as opposed to other forms of decoration.

Best again,
John Dillon

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