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Building Name: First Presbyterian Church

Studio Name: Willet Stained Glass Studio

City: Royal Oak

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1954

Subject/Title of Window: The Prophets

Brief Description of Subject: One of five windows on the west elevation that portray a wide-ranging compilation of many classical motifs and scriptural beliefs depicting the evolution of Christianity from its origins in the Mosaic temple rituals that were interpreted as typologically foreshadowing the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. The prophets represented are Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Hosea and Malachi. Each window is divided into six sections by steel head T-bars that are set in stone approximately 3 feet from the floor. This distance engages the viewer to read the window’s paneled sections beginning at the bottom, which naturally follows the chronology of prophetic literature, setting in motion biblical history from the Old to the New Covenant.

Condition of Window: Good/Fair

The Prophets
The Prophets
The Prophet Isaiah
The Prophet Isaiah
The Prophet Jeremiah
The Prophet Jeremiah
The Prophet Daniel
The Prophet Daniel
The Prophet Hosea
The Prophet Hosea
The Prophet Malachi
The Prophet Malachi

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