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The Risen Christ
Standing figure of Christ in a mandorla, at the centre of a five-light window, surrounded by symbols in roundels.
artist: John Petts
Church of St Mary, Brecon, Powys
east wall of the chancel (window number: I)
The window displaced glass of 1856 by Charles Gibbs, described by Richard Haslam as 'bright and mainly decorative.'
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 07-09-2020
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- 'Ichthys' - symbol of Christ
- alpha and omega - symbol of God the Father [Revelation 22:13; Revelation 21:6; Revelation 1:11; Revelation 1:8]
- 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)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), p. 233.References
Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 297.
Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (1991–3), p. 228.
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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. View this object on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/686 (accessed 16 May 2021)
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