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Set of Windows Depicting the Exodus
Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in WalesView of the north west walls of the church, with windows representing the Exodus and the Virgin Mary.
Set of eight cruciform windows with scenes depicting the burning bush, symbols of the Passover, the plagues of Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, the wilderness with quails, and the ten commandments on stone before Mount Sinai amid cloud and lightning. Two further abstract lights.
size: 50 cm (width) [approx]
artist: Paul Quail
Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Gorseinon, Swansea
north west wall
Attribution provided by Fr Michael Fewell, via Irene Funnell.
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 05-03-2013
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- celebration of the first Passover [Exodus 12:3-27]
- cereal, grain, corn (grass with grains, grown for food, e.g.: wheat, rice, rye, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet)
- in the evening a large flock of quails flies into the Israelite camp - miracle of the manna and the quails [Exodus 16:13]
- insects: fly
- insects: grass-hopper
- insects: louse
- Mount Sinai is covered by a thick cloud, thunder and lightning [Exodus 20:18-21; Exodus 19:16-18]
- plants and herbs: hyssop
- shoes, sandals
- tailless amphibians: frog
- the burning bush - calling of Moses [Exodus 3:2]
- the Exodus - passage through the Red Sea [Exodus 14:16-30]
- the ten commandments represented together on stone tablets [Exodus 34:1-4; Exodus 31:18; Exodus 24:12; Exodus 20:3-20]
- the ten plagues of Egypt [Exodus 7-12:]
- water pours from the rock - Moses striking water from the rock [Numbers 20:11; Exodus 17:5-6]
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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2013. View this object on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/1055 (accessed 20 August 2022)