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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Albertus Church

City: Detroit

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Subject/Title of Window: Stylized Tree of Knowledge with Serpent

Brief Description of Subject: Maker: most likely Detroit Stained Glass Works

One of four windows designed to let light into the stairwell leading up to the choir loft.

In the Garden of Eden, God forbade Adam from eating the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. After being tempted by a serpent, Eve convinced Adam to eat from the tree.

This window depicts the Tree of Knowledge with a two headed snake coiled around it -- note that there is a head on each end of the snake. This kind of two headed snake from mythology is called an "amphisbaena." It shows up as a beastie in medieval drawings and appears in John Milton's "Paradise Lost."

Height: ~5'

Width: 1'

Stylized Tree of Knowledge with Serpent
Stylized Tree of Knowledge with Serpent
Stylized Tree outside
Stylized Tree outside

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