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Building Name: First Unitarian-Universalist Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 6 (gothic arched, over 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1916

Subject/Title of Window: Parable of the Sower, Newcomb Memorial Window

Brief Description of Subject: The window was created in 1916 by William and Annie Lee Willet. The Newcomb Memorial Window at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church represents the "Parable of the Sower," as told in the Bible's Book of Luke. The central opening depicts the sower scattering seed, a symbol of the Word of God, across the field at sunrise. In three of the four side panels, some seed has fallen along the wayside and is being devoured by birds, while other seed has fallen on stony ground or among thorns where it will either wither or be choked. The panel at the far right pictures the golden wheat that will flourish on the fertile field, symbolizing the virtuous life. Angels of the sun and rain appear in the upper tracery openings.

Inscriptions: Some fell by the wayside, some fell upon stony ... Behold a sower went forth to sow ... Some fell among thorns, but other fell into good...
Cyrenius Adelbert Newcomb
Mary Eliza Haskell Newcomb


Parable of the Sower
Parable of the Sower

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