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Building Name: Historic Trinity Lutheran Church

Studio Name: Willet Hauser Architectural Glass

City: Detroit

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

Date of Window: 1930

Subject/Title of Window: Samuel, David, and Solomon

Brief Description of Subject: From, "An Interpretation of the Stained Glass Windows in Trinity Lutheran Church, Detroit, Michigan. By their maker: Henry Lee Willet."

Clerestory No. 2   Samuel, David and Solomon.
Samuel is shown as Jejovah's prophet, priest and judge. In one hand is the scepter of his judgeship, in the other the cup of anointing oil with which he anointed Saul and David as king. In the predella are angels bearing the censer and the trumpet, while in the shield is shown the altar symbolic of his consecration to the church by his mother.

David is shown in his kingly robes, the scepter of his mighty power in one hand and the sword in the other; his cape is bedecked with ermine and jewels and girdle of the lion's heads while on his stole is portrayed David as a young man playing the harp-David with the head of Goliath. In his hand is a plan of the temple of which he prepared the plans but which he was forbidden to build because he had taken the lives of many. The predella shows David and Jonathan, the great symbol of friendship.

Solomon holds in his had the completed temple, while in the predella are angels bearing jewels symbolic of the great wealth of his kingdom, compasses symbolic of his vast building undertakings, and on the shield are the lamp of knowledge and the scales of justice. In the canopies are the angels of praise, prayer and thanksgiving.



Condition of Window: fair

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

Samuel, David, and Solomon Willet Studio cartoon
Samuel, David, and Solomon Willet Studio cartoon
David and Jonathan
David and Jonathan

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