The present Gothic-style church at this location was built between 1220 and 1472. York Minster holds over half of England's medieval stained glass collection in its 128 windows. This photo shows the Great West Window, which dates to the late 1330's and has been called "the heart of Yorkshire" because of the upper stonework's shape. The glass shows the hierarchy of the Church starting with 8 Archbishops of York at the base with the Apostles above them. The Life of Christ and the Virgin Mary are depicted at the top.
This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact email@example.com. All uses must include appropriate attribution.
Creator 1 Role
Cathedrals -- England; Architecture, Gothic -- England
Smolski, Chester, "York Minster (Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York)" (1973). Browse All. 1130.
historic buildings, cathedral, arts, religious architecture