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The Gathering of the Manna: M.1-1956

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The Gathering of the Manna


Production: Unknown




Panel of stained glass (fragment). The glass in green, red, blue, purple-orange, mauve and yellow, intersected with leading depicts two men entering a tent, carrying a tub of manna suspended by two loops on a pole which rests on their shoulders, a third man (waist upwards) in the lower foreground carries a basket of manna. Above the tent opening 8 shields with heraldic devices interspersed with the initials G F.G.A. The skirt of the tunic of the man on the right is inscribed 'GEL GIJZC'.

Legal notes

Given by Sir Eric Miller

Measurements and weight

Height: 54.0 cm
Width: 51.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1956-03-01) by Miller, Eric, Sir


Early 16th Century
Production date: circa AD 1500

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Staining : Panel of stained glass, in green, red, blue, purple-orange, mauve and yellow

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.F.G.A.
  • Location: Above the tent
  • Type: Initials
  • Text: GEL GIJZC
  • Location: On skirt of man on the right
  • Method of creation: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.1-1956
Primary reference Number: 28229
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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