A rare small stained glass panel depicting the Virgin and Christ child.
The Virgin and Christ child depicted against stylised sun rays on a dark red ground.
Flemish. Late 15th/early 16th century.
The Virgin depicted as the "Woman of the Apocalypse", she is against stylised sun rays with the moon at her feet; "the sun for her mantle, the moon under her feet" (Apocalypse of St. John 12: 1-2). For a South German panel, from Nuremburg and from the same period depicting similar representation of the Virgin and Christ child see Paul Williamson, Medieval and Renaissance Stained Glass, London 2003, pl.74, p94.
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