St Matthew
from The Four Evangelists

  St Matthew    from    The Four Evangelists

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1827
Two surviving figures from what was presumably a set of four, reset in two newer windows.

support: on glass
technique: painted

Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

Probably from a set of the four evangelists. Matthew bears the traditional emblem of his martyrdom in Ethiopia, and John the chalice (minus serpent) of the legend of his miraculous escape from poisoning. Apart from the extremely fragmentary pieces of medieval glass, it is possible that this is the earliest surviving figurative glass in the county. Stylistically it looks earlier than the 1826 rebuilding, and may be from the original 1726 chapel, re-set here in the vestibule.


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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 77.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 136.

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  St Matthew    from    The Four Evangelists

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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