Melchizedek with Aaron, Abraham, Isaiah and Peter

  Melchizedek with Aaron, Abraham, Isaiah and Peter

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1891

Seated figures set within elaborate stone arcading. Aaron with Abraham and the young Isaac, and Isaiah with Peter, flank the central figure of Priest King Melchizedek who holds the wine and the host.

technique: carved

designer: John Prichard
artist: William Goscombe John

Church of St John the Baptist, Cardiff
sanctuary

Central panel by William Goscombe John, under arcading designed by John Prichard. The figures were gilded in the 1970s restoration by George Pace.

Dedicated in 1892.





 

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Further reading

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 190.

W. H. John, The Parish Church of Cardiff: St John the Baptist (Much Wenlock: RJL Smith & Associates, 1992), p. 5.




Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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