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The Annunciation
from Scenes from the Life of Christ

  The Annunciation    from    Scenes from the Life of Christ

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1915

The sanctuary windows comprise five two-light windows. The subjects are the Annunciation, the Adoration of the Magi, the Crucifixion, the three women at the empty tomb, and the risen Christ meeting Mary Magdalene in the garden. The Annunciation scene depicts Gabriel visiting Mary, who is kneeling at prayer. Angels above and roundels of the prophets Iaaiah and Micah (Michaeas) below.

size: 46 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe & Co Ltd

Christ Church, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
north wall of the sanctuary apse (window number: nIII)

The Kempe and Tower mark is found in the lower left-hand light.

Unlike inscriptions in the other windows of the set, the texts of this window are in Latin. The angel greets Mary with the words 'Ave Maria' (Hail Mary), and she responds 'Ecce ancilla D[omi]ni fiat mihi secundum verbu[m] tuu[m]' (Luke 1:38). Smiling angels over the figure of Gabriel hold the text, with musical score: 'Magnificat anima, mea Dominum', which is the first line of the Magnificat ('My soul doth magnify the Lord' Luke 1:46).





 
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References

Philip Collins, The Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass in the UK and Ireland (Kempe Trust, 2000), pp. 323-4.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 133.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/4940 (accessed 27 February 2020)



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  The Annunciation    from    Scenes from the Life of Christ

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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