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June 23, 2005

Fragile

Thursday Challenge : Fragile


This stained glass window was made by David Maitland and his daughter Helen Armstrong in the late 1800's. It's in the Faith Chapel on Jekyll Island, right off the coast of Georgia, and has a pretty interesting story:

The image depicts the Adoration of the Christ Child with an unusual twist: it prophesies the Christ Child’s future. The second wise man is dressed as a Roman soldier. The third wise man bends to the ground, more in mourning than adoration, and along with the jar of myrrh, he lays out a crown of thorns.
Posted by Yano at June 23, 2005 12:41 AM

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I adore stained glass! The best is in the chapel at Cambridge in England. WOW. I was speechless.

I linked up this time to one of my other pages that has one on it... St. Margaret. I think it's the second post down. Check it out. :)

Posted by: Liz on June 28, 2005 04:10 PM


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