Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

The Resurrection

  The Resurrection

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1854

Single-light window.



Church of St Mary, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
north wall of the nave

Composition ultimately inspired by Piero della Francesca's painting of around 1454.

Matthew 28:4 alone mentions the guards on the tomb. Usually depicted half-asleep or blinded by the light emanating from the figure. Shown anachronistically, in the armour and with the weapons of the Middle Ages. The figure from which they fall back is the Risen Christ, but, in the Biblical narrative, it is an angel.



 
Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 20-12-2011

 

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References

Richard Haslam, Julian Orbach and Adam Voelcker, The Buildings of Wales: Gwynedd (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009), p. 586.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy)
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/553 (accessed 5 December 2019)



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  The Resurrection

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales



 
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