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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Edsel and Eleanor Ford House

City: Grosse Pointe

Window Shape: 2 (rectangle)

Subject/Title of Window: Panel 18

Brief Description of Subject: A gold and gray in-painted white circle shows the Virgin Mary sitting on a bulky throne with a curved back topped with curved shell motif. As the Christ-child nestles in her left arm, she entertains him with a flower in her right hand. Surrounding the center medallion are three yellow and gray in-painted sections with filigree designs (one of which contains the date 1542). These pieces are separated by three solid dark-gold sections.

Heraldic significance:
White symbolizes cleanliness, wisdom, innocence, peace, sincerity, and joy. Gold symbolizes elevated thought and understanding, respect, virtue, majesty, and generosity. This panel displays one of the cornerstone Christian symbols – Christ's birth.

Panel 18
Panel 18

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