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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: East Congregational Church UCC

Studio Name: Burnham (W. H.) Studios

City: Grand Rapids

Window Shape: 5 (gothic arched, 2 vertical sections)

Date of Window: 1931

Subject/Title of Window: “Artisans (Craftsmanship)” St. Joseph and Solomon

Brief Description of Subject: Next on the right the Artisans (Craftsmanship) illustrated by St. Joseph and Solomon. St. Joseph, son of David, is in the left hand lancet holding a rod bearing a fleur-de-lis as his emblem and the square as the carpenter's emblem. His head is surrounded by a halo - the mallet and dove signify his craft and the holy spirit, respectively. In the predella beneath the boy Christ, with a Cruciform halo, and St. Joseph with a halo, are seen in the carpenter shop. Solomon holds the scepter and wears the crown as king. The compass is an emblem of his part in building the Temple and the predella shows him directing it (I Kings, Chapters 5 and 6).

Inscriptions: Joseph Thou son of David
Solomon Happy is the man that findeth wisdom

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 8'5"

Width: 3'4"

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

“Artisans (Craftsmanship)” St. Joseph and Solomon
“Artisans (Craftsmanship)” St. Joseph and Solomon

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