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

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Window

Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Detroit Stained Glass Works, The

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1930

Subject/Title of Window: Fleur-de-lis

Brief Description of Subject: This decorative aisle window was designed to let light into the Church. It is in the shape of a lit candle symbolizing Jesus --- "I am the light of the world," John 8:12. The window has a shield with a fleur-de-lis (flower of the lily).

The white lily is the symbol of purity and is an attribute of the Virgin Mary. In art, "fleur-de-lis" refers to a stylized lily as seen in this window. It continues its close association with the Virgin Mary but with its three distinct parts can also symbolize the Holy Trinity.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: ~42"

Width: 14"

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

Fleur-de-lis
Fleur-de-lis

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