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18 September 2014
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Adam Delving at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Origins of the window | The story of Adam | The style | The technique

The technique

This is a unique panel of stained glass. We do not know the identity of the designer and with its early date (1178-80), no cartoon or rawing draft will have been made for it. The window would have been designed directly on to a whitened wooden table and nowhere, not even in the great French cathedrals like Chartres, is there anything that quite compares with it. Almost every piece of glass in the Adam panel is original, although some were found to be pitted and decayed. The panel was one of the first to be treated when a large-scale conservation programme was set in motion in 1971. Like the rest of the Cathedral glass, it is cared for by the Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Studios.

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