HEAD OF AN ANGEL
Stained glass (18.2 x 19.3 cm.)
France, Bourges?, c.1450
Fragment of a monumental stained glass, white glass painted in grisaille and silver yellow
The thin and effeminate face, three-quarter view, could be an angel with hair held back in a typical way with a headband. The angel's mouth is half opened, in speed is speaking. This detail could suggest an Annunciation scene. The type of this face, elongated, with a big and flat forehead and a long nose, looks like to the angle from the Annunciation glass, offered by Jacques Coeur to the Bourges Cathedral, from a carton of Jacob de Littement (c.1450). The angels on the Charles VII dais (2nd half of the 15th century), in the Louvre Museum, are also similar.