Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA): Medieval Stained Glass in Great Britain

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      GB ah4 corpusvitrearummediiaevi
  • Dates of Creation
      1000 - 1200 CE
      13th Century
      14th Century
      15th Century
      16th Century
      17th Century
      18th Century
      19th Century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
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Scope and Content

There are thousands of images of stained glass windows in this digitised archive, providing a fascinating insight into the visual culture of the religious, heraldic and memorial glass used to decorate churches, homes and other notable buildings during the period.

Images can be browsed by county listing, map, search and by inventory number. A comprehensive glossary of stained glass terms and techniques features alongside articles on the conservation of stained glass and links to further reading and related websites.


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A Jisc funded digitisation initiative. Publisher: University of York

Additional Information

The collection highlights the cultural and artistic values of powerful members of society during the time period, as well as providing insight into artistic practices and changing stained glass techniques that will be of interest to artists, art historians, teachers and those studying, teaching or researching the time period in general.