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Stained Glass Museum purchases rare medieval angel panels at auction
Orders of Angels: The Virtues and the Principalities
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Two late 15th century stained glass panels (English), 154mm x 178mm. (ELYGM:2015.7.1, ELYGM:2015.7.2)
The Stained Glass Museum, Ely, has purchased two rare medieval angel stained glass panels at auction with the help of the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund and the Art Fund. The panels were made in England in the 15th century and show two groups of angels, the ‘Virtues’ and ‘Principalities’, from the nine orders of angels, a popular subject in medieval art and literature. The panels are now on permanent display at The Stained Glass Museum.