Glossary


Matrix

Opaque material used as a cement to hold the glass in place in a faceted panel.

Matrix

Opaque material used as a cement to hold the glass in place in a faceted panel.

Medallion

A small, bordered picture area of a window, primarily of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Medallion

A small, bordered picture area of a window, primarily of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

Medieval

A time period that included the Romanesque and Gothic periods, also called "The Middle Ages," from about A.D. 500 to 1500.

Medieval

A time period that included the Romanesque and Gothic periods, also called "The Middle Ages," from about A.D. 500 to 1500.

Mouth Blown

Glass produced by forcing air, by mouth, through a blowpipe into molten glass.

Mouth Blown

Glass produced by forcing air, by mouth, through a blowpipe into molten glass.

Mullion

The vertical strip dividing panes of a window.

Mullion

The vertical strip dividing panes of a window.

Muntin

The vertical strip dividing panes of a window.

Muntin

The vertical strip dividing panes of a window.

Narthex

The vestibule, or entrance of a church.

Narthex

The vestibule, or entrance of a church.

Nave

The long, central portion of a church auditorium.

Nave

The long, central portion of a church auditorium.

Negative Painting

A reverse glass-painting technique done on the back side of glass, in which the detail is painted before the background. Usually done with unfired paints.

Negative Painting

A reverse glass-painting technique done on the back side of glass, in which the detail is painted before the background. Usually done with unfired paints.

Negative Space

Any part of a glass window through which no light is transmitted, usually the dark lead line, matrix area of a window and/or an opaque painted area.

Negative Space

Any part of a glass window through which no light is transmitted, usually the dark lead line, matrix area of a window and/or an opaque painted area.