IMAGES OF MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE

Royal abbey of Saint-Denis: Moses Window

Moses and the Burning Bush Panel



 
Extant Panel
Restoration Diagram
Shaded areas are restorations.
Based on Grodecki (1976), fig. 111. 

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Subject Matter

Old Testament Exodus 3: 1-21

Description by Patron

ABBOT SUGER OF SAINT DENIS: ON WHAT WAS DONE IN HIS ADMINISTRATION

XXXIV

We also had painted, by the hands of many masters sought out in various nations, a splendid variety of new windows below and above,
....

In the same window, where the Lord appeared to Moses in the burning bush,

Just as the bush is seen to burn yet is not consumed,
So he who is full of the divine fire burns yet is not consumed.
 

Translated by David Burr, History Department, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and reproduced here with his kind permission.
 


Bibliography

Grodecki (1976), pp. 94-98, figs. 110-12.