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Set of Windows in the Baptistry Chapel

  Set of Windows in the Baptistry Chapel

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1968

Set of eight cruciform windows. The windows include a pierced hand, a dove, a foot passing though waters with a serpent, a fountain, a broken chain with a star amid the waters, hands tied with a serpent, and a sword. All the windows are coloured blue, and appear to be set in water, appropriate to the waters of baptism.

size: 50 cm (width) [approx]
artist: John Petts

Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Gorseinon, Swansea
north west wall


The colouring of these windows is very similar to that employed in the side windows for Brighton and Hove New Synagogue, also made in the late 1960s, while the blues continued to be used in windows such as his Peace Window at St Mary, Fishguard, in 1984.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 01-03-2013

 

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Further reading

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' in Biblical Art from Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 229-30.

References

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 363.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2013.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/1053 (accessed 22 November 2017)



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  Set of Windows in the Baptistry Chapel

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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