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The Tric-Trac Window of Le Mans

Meredith Parsons Lillich
The Art Bulletin
Vol. 65, No. 1 (Mar., 1983), pp. 23-33
Published by: College Art Association
DOI: 10.2307/3050296
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3050296
Page Count: 11
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The Tric-Trac Window of Le Mans
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Abstract

The tric-trac window in the south choir clerestory of Le Mans Cathedral is an elaborate set of puns on the name of the donor, here identified as Jeanne dite Gervaise de Mayenne, domina of Le Chartre-sur-Loir. The rebus - rare in the Gothic period - makes precocious use of name saints, the rare heraldic instance of a woman's cadence mark, and puns on Anglo-French game terms. Jeanne's gift, datable ca. 1265-69, establishes a solid date for the late glazing of the cathedral; style and forms can be traced to a model in the glazing of Bourges.

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