Many stories of kindness surround the life of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. His love for animals is evident in this art glass rendered in the style of an antique icon framed with nature and a flock of peaceful doves. St. Francis arranged the first nativity scene and is now represented everywhere as the protector and caretaker for all animals. Art glass, also called stained glass, is created by a unique technique of fusing hand-rolled architectural glass with unique transparent enamels, then kiln fired at temperatures above 1100 degrees Fahrenheit so the colors actually becomes part of the glass. The shades and hues will stay bright and glowing with radiant color and provide a stunning view from either side. Our Design Toscano art glass window is framed in zinc with a hanging chain for window display and a tabletop easel stand to enjoy this treasured piece in any room.