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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: Job, Moses, and Abraham

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. 1    Job, Moses, and Abraham.
Job is shown holding an altar from the flames of which is springing up a devil who tried to induce Job to give up his worship of God. The predella subject: Job in his affliction in discussion with his three friends. The canopy subject: Job after his ordeal, once more returned to happiness and wealth with his children on his knee and the horn of plenty at his feet. The shield is symbolic of his physical sufferings.

Moses is shown holding the tablets of the law and with the hornlike nimbus projecting from his head. The border is of Egyptian design symbolic of his childhood in Pharoah's court, while the hem of his garment is made up of conventional serpents symbolic of him and his brother Aaron casting their rods before Pharoah. The predella subject: Moses destroying the tablets of the law when on his return from Mt. Sinai he finds the children of Israel worshipping the golden calf. The canopy subject: Moses in the wilderness lifting up the serpent, while the shield above shows Moses striking the rock to bring forth water.

Abraham holds the globe showing the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea, symbolic of God's covenant. The predella subject: Abraham about to sacrifice Isaac but being stopped by the angel of God who is showing him the ram caught in a thicket close by.The canopy subject: Abraham entertaining the three strangers; the shield above shows the hand of God, symbolic of Abraham's talks with God.
Starting in 1996, all of the Willet windows were sent back to their studio in in Philadelphia for restoration. The restored windows were re-dedicated in 1998.

Starting in 1996, all of the Willet windows were sent back to their studio in in Philadelphia for restoration. The restored windows were re-dedicated in 1998.


Condition of Window: Fair

Height: ~12'

Width: 6'

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

Job, Moses, and Abraham
Job, Moses, and Abraham
Job, Moses, and Abraham canopy
Job, Moses, and Abraham canopy
Job, Moses, and Abraham close-up
Job, Moses, and Abraham close-up
Job, Moses, and Abraham predella
Job, Moses, and Abraham predella
Job, Moses, and Abraham Willet Studio cartoon
Job, Moses, and Abraham Willet Studio cartoon

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