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Stained Glass - $26,000 (Essex)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Will S. Taylor
model name / number: glass
size / dimensions: 33 x 72
The stained glass was located in the Mitla Restaurant which was built in 1909
within the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The stained glass window was made by the artist, Mr. Will S. Taylor.
It represents mythological designs taken from the Codex Magliabecciano XIII, 3.
The window measures 72" x 33".

I have received complaints that this window is a fake. Indeed it is not. Sometime in the eighties I found it in the storage level of the American Museum of Natural History. The curator of Mexican anthropology, Dr. Gordon F. Ekholm, let me have it. He cannot testify today as he passed away in 1987. It was written up in the American Museum Journal v.10(4), parts of which I present. My photos are with a backlight, whereas the one in the restaurant was not.

post id: 7754670459

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