Pohled do oken středověkých a raně novověkých domů v českém Slezsku

Title in English Insight to the windows of medieval and early post-medieval houses in Czech Silesia


Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Studia archaeologica brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Window glass; stained glass; Middle Ages; Post-Medieval period; Opava; Silesia
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Description The article deals with the findings of medieval and post-medieval window glass from the Czech Silesia. Findings from archaeological excavations from the historic city center of Opava, but also from Ostrava, Krnov, Silesian castles, and several church buildings will be presented. In addition to archeological data, historical paintings and written documents are important sources of knowledge, which record the activities of craftsmen and merchants, illuminate the organization of the glass trade, and the process of spreading of window glass across wide social strata. The chemical composition of selected window panes was analyzed, which has the potential to reveal the provenance of glass products. Two interesting finds will be presented in more detail: stained glass from the Church of St. Wenceslas belonging to the Dominican monastery and remains of a glazier‘s workshop from the Poultry Market in Opava.
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