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St. Paul's Catholic Church, Onaway, Michigan: artists Peter and Christel Brahm

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Building Name: Christ Church Detroit

Studio Name: Shadetree Studios, Inc.

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 2002

Subject/Title of Window: Garden of Eden

Brief Description of Subject: This is one of four transept windows designed by Buffalo, N.Y. artist, Ellen Steinfeld. The artist has entitled this window "Garden of Eden."

The donors, Alec and Jo Mashour, were of Syrian heritage. They gifted this window in thanksgiving of their 50 years of marriage. When they were told that the Garden of Eden was located near Damascus, Syria, they decided that the first couple, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden would be an appropriate subject for their window.

The window's scene is from Genesis 3:1 - 6. The serpent, coiled around the tree in the middle of the Garden, has already convinced Eve to eat the fruit of the forbidden tree and she will now try to get Adam to do likewise.

Condition of Window: good

Height: 110"

Width: 70"

Type of Glass and Technique: Opalescent Glass, Antique or Cathedral Glass, Lead Came

Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden

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