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Stained glassmaker’s workbenches

Stained glassmaker’s workbenches, 14th century

Stained glassmaker’s workbenches, 14th century

These workbenches, found in Girona Cathedral, served for all the process of preparation of the stained glass windows in the cathedral presbytery.

With a punched, the glazier marked the images for the window on the whitened surface of the table. This drawing was then used as a guide for cutting the glass with a red-hot iron and setting them in lead.

A study of the table surfaces with ultra-violet light has revealed, beneath the geometric markings on one of the surfaces, a drawing of Our Lady which coincides with that of the Annunciation window.

Satined glassmaker’s workbenches, 14th century, polychrome wood, 123 × 39 × 2.5 cm, 125 × 40 × 2.5 cm

Room 7

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