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Building Name: Alumni Memorial Chapel

Studio Name: Willet Stained Glass Studio

City: East Lansing

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Date of Window: 1959

Subject/Title of Window: Beauty

Brief Description of Subject: One in a set of three windows located on the East wall of Nave. Beauty depicts six familiar and diverse works of art. Head of Nefertiti by Thutmose, the Discobolus by Myron, Mt. Fuji and the great waves by Hokusai, the TajMahal, the flying bird by Brancusi and the head of Moses by Michaelangelo. Most windows in the Alumni Memorial Chapel are sets of three on the same general topic with the same donor. This window is grouped with Truth (L3a) and Wisdom (L3b). In many of the windows of this set, a time line is suggested as one views a piece from bottom to top. Here, images of beauty are mixed in respects to any chronology telling of the timelessness of beauty. Designed by Anthony Mako.

Inscriptions: Beauty


Condition of Window: Good

Height: 57"

Width: 17"

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

Beauty
Beauty

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