The Adoration of the Shepherds

  The Adoration of the Shepherds

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1908

Two-light window.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd

Church of St Egwad, Llanegwad, Carmarthenshire
north wall of the north chancel chapel

In memory of Jessy Agnes Thomas, died 13 July 1907. Although this window bears the wheatsheaf and tower of C.E. Kempe & Co., given its date of 1908, it still has all the hallmarks of the work of the firm under the personal direction of C.E. Kempe, who died in the previous year.

Note the bagpipes carried by one shepherd, perhaps a subtle reference to 1 Kings 1:40, the piping at the anointing of Solomon and the outburst of song & rejoicing thereat (see Luke 11:31 Jesus' claim to the pharisees 'behold a greater than Solomon is here'). This is taken up by the angelic chorus in this window with the Gloria in Excelsis Deo.



 

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The Nativity with Angels: The Adoration of the ShepherdsShepherds Adoring the Christ-child: The Adoration of the ShepherdsShepherds Adoring the Christ-child: The Adoration of the Shepherds

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References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 273.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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