Christ Crucified on a Tree

  Christ Crucified on a Tree

Photo © Martin Crampin

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Single-light window with an abstracted figure of Christ crucified on a tree. A dove descends from above.

technique: stained glass
size: 52 cm (width)
artist: John Petts

Church of St David, Betws, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the nave

Signed and dated by the artist.

Dedication: 'In memory of Godfrey Morgan-Morris late of Penylan Ammanford, who planted a living cross on the mountain, and also of Nansi, his sister.'

The dedication echoes the imagery of the tree as representing a living cross.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 286.


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 121.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 225.

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  Christ Crucified on a Tree

Photo © Martin Crampin

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