Coronation of the Virgin

walwyn Sun, 08/28/2011 - 10:39
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Tudor stained glass, Medieval, English


This detail of the Magnificat window (1501) at Great Malvern Priory, spans three lights and represents the Coronation of the Virgin.


In this image the Virgin Mary is on a background of gold within a blue vesica. The two figures (now lost) above her would have been God and Christ, the Holy Spirit in the shape of a dove is still present.


The figures outside of the vesica are on the left Adam with spade, King David with lyre. To the right on the top is a group of angels one with a harp, below them is Moses, then a broken figure, and finally Abraham with sword.