Various Scenes

  Various Scenes

Photo © Martin Crampin

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probably seventeenth century
Various scenes and figures arranged together at the centre of a large single-light window. Top to bottom, left to right: oval roundel depicting a nimbed and crowned male figure, with an inscription dated 1650; standing figures of Peter holding keys and a female saint holding a lamb and a palm; male and female saint, possibly Peter, with cockerel by his side and a book and keys below, also inset images of a tree and cloverleaf; nimbed standing figure of a monk holding a book and chalice; crowned standing figure of a king holding a sword and orb; nimbed standing figure of a nun reading a book; Christ arising from the tomb with startled soldiers below; shepherds and women adoring the new-born Christ-child. A detached oval panel at the top of the window shows the dove of the Holy Spirit descending.

technique: stained glass
size: 95 cm (width)

Church of St Mary and St Michael, Llanarth, Monmouthshire
(liturgical) north wall of the nave

The scenes are mostly grisaille, coloured with enamels and some silver stain.


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Various ScenesThe Dove of the Holy Spirit: Various ScenesStanding Figure of a King: Various ScenesSt Peter and St Agnes: Various ScenesSt Peter and a Female Saint: Various ScenesStanding Figure of a Monk: Various ScenesStanding Figure of a King: Various ScenesStanding Figure of a Nun: Various ScenesThe Resurrection: Various ScenesThe Adoration of the Shepherds: Various Scenes

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 64.

Andrew Renton, 'Discovering Pre-1700 Stained Glass in South Wales' Vidimus, vol. 34 (November 2009).


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Gwent/Monmouthshire (London/Cardiff: 2000), pp. 265-6.

View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue

  Various Scenes

Photo © Martin Crampin

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