The Symbols of the Four Evangelists and the Adoration of the Lamb

  The Symbols of the Four Evangelists and the Adoration of the Lamb

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1932

Symbols of the Four Evangelists above the altar table with the Adoration of the Lamb below. Greek text. Part of the memorial to the Countess of Maidstone.

medium: alabaster
technique: carved

designer: W. D. Caröe
artist: Frederick Brook Hitch
patron: Jenkinson

St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Chapel of St Edward the Confessor (south aisle of the retrochoir)

The scene showing the adoration of the lamb bears compositional similarities to the panel showing the adoration of the Lamb from the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck.




 

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Further reading

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p.408.




Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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