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Medieval stained glass windows

from Esslingen am Neckar

Over 400 stained glass panes dating to the 13th and 14th centuries have been preserved in three churches in Esslingen. Practically all the themes found in the sculptural repertoire of the great French Cathedrals of this time are represented, including the Virtues and Vices. Even the everyday life of the citizens of Esslingen is reflected, in scenes from the Life of Mary.

The windows give a unique insight into the Medieval world, and into the technical and artistic aspects of the production of stained glass.

The central attraction is the windows from the City/Parish church St.Dionysus, made between 1280 and 1330 and recently painstakingly restored. Stained glass windows from the Frauenkirche (Church of our Lady), built by and for the citizens of Esslingen from 1320-1508, and from the choir of the (previously) Franciscan church can also be seen in this Internet exhibition.

This is an Internet exhibition by the Evangelical Gesamtkirchengemeinde Esslingen, the Landesdenkmalamt Baden-Württemberg and the City of Esslingen, with contributions from Prof.Rüdiger Becksmann.
Texts: Kirsten Fast. Illustrations: Schaible, Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevii Deutschland (Freiburg i. Br.)
There is richly illustrated printed Catalogue.

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