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Scenes with Moses
detail from Moses and Acts of Mercy

  Scenes with Moses    detail from    Moses and Acts of Mercy

Photo © Martin Crampin

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second half of the nineteenth century

Three-light window with six scenes. The upper right-hand scene depicts Moses with the ten commandments, and the upper left-hand scene depicts a woman and a baby by water, perhaps Moses being placed, or perhaps found, in the bulrushes. Between is a woman and child in a landscape. The three scenes below appear to show acts of charity.

size: 45 cm (width of each light)

Church of St James and St Elidyr, Stackpole Elidor, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the nave


The theme of the window is that of the Law and the New Law: the former symbolised by the giving of the ten commandments and the latter by the works of mercy advocated by Christ in Matthew 25.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 05-01-2015

 

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References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Pembrokeshire (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004), p. 458.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2015. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/1625 (accessed 21 September 2020)



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  Scenes with Moses    detail from    Moses and Acts of Mercy

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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