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The Risen Christ
1989Standing figure of Christ in a mandorla, at the centre of a five-light window, surrounded by symbols in roundels.
artist: John PettsChurch of St Mary, Brecon, Powyseast wall of the chancelThe window displaced glass of 1856 by Charles Gibbs, described by Richard Haslam as 'bright and mainly decorative.'
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- 'Ichthys' - symbol of Christ
- alpha and omega - symbol of God the Father [Revelation 1:8; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 22:13]
- cereal, grain, corn (grass with grains, grown for food, e.g.: wheat, rice, rye, oats, maize, buckwheat, millet)
- Chrismon and derived forms - symbol of Christ
- lamb bearing cross or banner, 'Agnus Dei' - symbol of Christ
- the Eucharist - the fourth of the seven sacraments
- the four symbols of the evangelists, 'the apocalyptic beasts' [Revelation 4:6-8]
- three interlocked circles - Trinity
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), p. 233.References
Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 297.
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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. View this object on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/686 (accessed 23 January 2020)
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