David and Abigail

  David and Abigail

Photo © Martin Crampin

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probably 1520s

Abigail and her maidens, with gifts, kneel before David and his men. Scene behind with figures on horseback, before a castle. A roundel above depicts a prophet.

technique: stained glass

Church of St Gwenllwyfo, Dulas, Anglesey
north wall of the nave

The scene may illustrate that described in 1 Samuel 25:20-35, when Abigail brings food to David's men, or 25:42, where Abigail comes with five maids to be David's wife.


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Further reading

J. O. Hughes, A Short Guide to the Early 16th Century Glass of Llanwenllwyfo Church Isle of Anglesey (1995), p. 15.

J. O. Hughes, Catherine Hughes and Avril Lloyd, Trysorau Cudd: Gwydr Lliw yn Santes Gwenllwyfo, Dulas, Môn/Hidden Gems: Stained Glass at the Church of St Gwenllwyfo, Anglesey (Aberystwyth: Sulien, 2016), pp. 22, 66-7.

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Photo © Martin Crampin

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