Stained Glass Chimps

Chimps

Stained glass from The Cloisters at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Some years ago on a visit to The Cloisters I took this photo. I wish I had copied down more information at the time but it’s certainly made after the 12th century due to the use of  yellow silver nitrate stain. However, the chimps are fairly accurately rendered so I suspect that it’s well after that.

It looks as though they’re breaking down a table. Why I wonder? Is the party over?

What say you?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s