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lamb bearing cross or banner, 'Agnus Dei' - symbol of Christ (11D1311)

The Lamb, as a symbol of Christ, is alluded to throughout the book of Relevation. The lamb stands for sacrifice, for redemption, and alludes to John 1:29. The lamb was thus adopted as a symbol for Christ in early iconography. Shown standing, with a gonfalon, it can point forward to the coming Resurrection. The probable inspiration for much of this imagery is Jan Van Eyck's 1432 altarpiece in St Bavo, Ghent.

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  The Light of the World The Light of the World
artist (after): William Holman Hunt
about 1884
Church of All Saints, Glasbury, Powys
north wall of the nave
  Agnus Dei Agnus Dei
Church of St Theodore, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
  Agnus Dei Agnus Dei
1840
Church of St Grwst, Llanrwst, Conwy
east wall of the chancel
  Noah's Ark    from    Font Noah's Ark
from Font

about 1895
Church of St James, Cardiff
west end of the nave
  Agnus Dei Agnus Dei
artist: William Clarke
about 1860
Llandaff Cathedral, Llandaff, Cardiff
  Scenes and Characters from the Bible Scenes and Characters from the Bible
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell
1868
Eglwys Oen Duw, Beulah, Powys
west wall of the nave
  Agnus Dei Adored by St Mary Magdalene and St Tadioc  Agnus Dei Adored by St Mary Magdalene and St Tadioc
Designer: Francis Stephens
1954
Church of St Peter, Dixton, Monmouthshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ in Majesty with Saints and Angels Christ in Majesty with Saints and Angels
firm/studio: John Hardman & Co.
designer: John Hardman Powell
about 1877
Church of St Cynllo, Llangynllo, Ceredigion
east wall of the chancel
  Agnus Dei with the Twelve Apostles Agnus Dei with the Twelve Apostles
Church of St Giles, Wrexham
east wall of the north aisle
  Agnus Dei Agnus Dei
about 1960
Church of St Helen, Caerphilly
exterior front wall



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