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Christ in Majesty with Saints and Angels
Five-light window with Christ seated in majesty in the upper central light surrounded by musical angels. The four evangelists are depicted in the outer lights and a group of saints and Old Testament characters are shown looking up from below: on the left Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses and Isaiah with Deiniol, Peter and Paul; and on the right Jerome, Ambrose, Augustine, Gregory, Bede, Dewi (David), Edmund and Stephen. In the lower central light are archangels and the Agnus Dei with the text 'Blessed are they that do his commandments' (Revelation 22:14).
firm/studio: James Powell & Sons
Church of St Peter, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
east wall of the chancel (window number: I)
Given by Humphrey Parry.
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 12-11-2019
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- Abraham (not in biblical context)
- alpha and omega - symbol of God the Father [Revelation 22:13; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 1:8]
- Edmund, king of East Anglia and martyr; possible attributes: arrow, bear, cross, crown, sceptre
- Jacob (not in biblical context)
- lamb bearing cross or banner, 'Agnus Dei' - symbol of Christ
- Moses (not in biblical context)
- St David
- St Deiniol
- the apostle Paul of Tarsus
- the apostle Peter, first bishop of Rome
- the Archangel Gabriel
- the Archangel Michael
- the deacon and (proto)martyr Stephen
- the four Latin (Western) Fathers of the Church together: Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great.
- the four symbols of the evangelists, 'the apocalyptic beasts' [Revelation 4:6-8]
- the prophet Isaiah (not in biblical context)
- the Venerable Bede
Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 505.
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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2019. View this object on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/1257 (accessed 15 October 2021)
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