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Scenes from the Legend of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics

Unknownca. 1245–47

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The monks of Saint-Germain-des-Prés held a special devotion for Saint Vincent (died 304), as their abbey had been founded to receive a relic of the saint's tunic. The relic had been transported from Spain by the Merovingian king Childebert, who is shown here on horseback with his brother Lothar. The remaining scenes illustrate Saint Vincent's confrontations with the Roman proconsul Dacian.

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  • Title: Scenes from the Legend of Saint Vincent of Saragossa and the History of His Relics
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1245–47
  • Physical Dimensions: w1105 x h3734 mm
  • Type: Glass-Stained
  • External Link: MMA
  • Medium: Pot-metal glass, vitreous paint, and lead
  • Provenance Extent: Complete
  • Provenance: The Lady Chapel of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Paris (destroyed 1802; panels removed by Nov 25, 1796); Musée des monuments français , Paris (1796-1816); Transferred to the former Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis , Paris (1817-1818); Installed in the Choir, Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis , Paris (early 19th c. - removed by 1854); Perhaps Eugène Stanislas Ouidnot (1827 - 1889) , Paris; Oudinot family , Paris by descent; Auguste Leprévost , Paris; Charles Leprévost (d. 1903) , Paris?; Michel Acézat (1878 - 1944), Paris (by 1921-1924)
  • Medium Extent: Complete
  • Description Extent: Complete
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line Extent: Complete
  • Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt, 1924

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