Sunday, 25 December 2011

Stained Glass Windows on Spain’s stamp

Stained Glass Windows, as other artwork, have enabled iconographic documentation and made us aware of relevant historic, social, political and religious events throughout the history of mankind.

Stained Glass Windows was made from the small pieces of glass which has arranged following to form patterns or pictures. The design of a window may be non-figurative or figurative; may incorporate narratives drawn from the Bible, history, or literature; may represent saints or patrons, or use symbolic motifs, in particular armorial.

In a church the window within a building may be thematic, depicts like   episodes from the life of Christ. Also for other building : within a parliament building  depicts  shields of the constituencies; within a college hall  depicts the figures representing the arts and sciences; or within a home or resident house depicts  flora, fauna, or landscape.

On May 29, 2009, Espana Post has issued the stamp features the stained glass window. Only one stamp issued in the souvenir sheet type. In this  case of the window depicted in this issue which stands in the main stairways of the paper factory in Burgos, an institution belonging to the Spanish National Mint and which refers to the paper making process. (Resources from Espana Post)

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