Head of a Bishop
- British artist
British artist, Head of a Bishop, 1400s–1500s. Stained glass and lead; 8 5/8 × 12 3/4 in. (21.9 × 32.4 cm). Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2020.10
Artist not known
Head of a Bishop, 1400s-1500s
12 ½ x 8 2/3 in. (32 x 22 cm)
Promised gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, TL-18552
This piece of stained glass is composed of a head thought to represent a bishop, set within a frame of lead and clear glass. The head fragment was created at a time when England was still Roman Catholic. It was likely cut from a church window, possibly to be replaced by an alternate image. The existing composite piece could represent an effort to salvage elements from a Roman Catholic church stripped of religious art following Henry VIII’s founding of the Church of England.
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