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Shepherds Adoring the Christ-child
detail from The Adoration of the Shepherds

  Shepherds Adoring the Christ-child    detail from    The Adoration of the Shepherds

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

Detail of two of the shepherds with landscape.

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about 1908

Two-light window.


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 studio 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.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 08-09-2020

 

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References

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), p. 324.

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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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/907 (accessed 26 September 2020)



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  Shepherds Adoring the Christ-child    detail from    The Adoration of the Shepherds

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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