Scenes from the Life of the Virgin Mary

  Scenes from the Life of the Virgin Mary

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1960

Five-light window with scenes of the Life of the Virgin. Virgin and child at the top of the centre light flanked by angels, with symbols of the Virgin and the letters of her name in the tracery: serpent around an orb, lilies, cresent moon and heart pierced by a sword.

Scenes with texts below: Anna teaching Mary to read, the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the adoration by the shepherds and the Magi, the presentation in the Temple, the flight to Egypt, Christ with the doctors of the law in the Temple, the Holy Family in the carpenter's workshop, Christ with Mary at the Wedding at Cana, Mary with other women 'afar off' at the Crucifixion, John taking Mary into his home after the Crucifixion.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: E. Liddall Armitage
designer: Marjorie Walters

Church of St Mary, Swansea
north wall of the Lady Chapel

Replaces glass destroyed in the blitz of 1941.




 

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Further reading

A Short Guide to the Stained Glass Windows in St. Mary's Parish Church Swansea (Swansea: The Friends of St. Mary's, 2001 (second edition)).




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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