qFirst published as: The Oxford companion to Christian art and architecture in 1996 by Oxford University Press.q --T.p. verso.They were made from two layers of glass, to the first of which a layer of gold-leaf was fixed. The design was etched into the gold, and the second layer was either laid over it and fired on, or a layer of molten glass was blown on to it. ... Sometimes a saint is represented, the most popular being SS Peter and Paul, but the commonest inscription is vivas (may you live), suggesting their drinking-glass origin.
|Title||:||The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture|
|Author||:||Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, Peter Murray|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2013-09-26|