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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: St. Mary's Catholic Church

Studio Name: Oidtmann (H.) Glass and Mosaic Studios

City: Grand Rapids

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

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Mary Holding Jesus-Death of Joseph

Brief Description of Subject: The invocation in the quatrefoil is Stella Matutina (Morning Star).
This window shows Mary, the Mother of God holding her Son, Jesus. Angels are surrounding them.
At the bottom of the window we see the death of Joseph. He is surrounded by people of different vocations, cardinals, kings, slave, women, men, and small children.

Notice the lower right hand corner the signature of the window's designer.

Panels have Gothic Filigree above and below the scenes.
Designed by Dr. H. Oidtman. Installed by Herbert Gotzes, Inc., Chicago, IL.

Inscriptions: Stella Matutina
Dr. H. Oidtmann. Purveyors to His Holiness the Pope. Linnich, Germany.

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 23'

Width: 5'

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

Mary holding Jesus-Death of Joseph
Mary holding Jesus-Death of Joseph
Stella Matutina
Stella Matutina
Mary Holding Jesus
Mary Holding Jesus
Death of Joseph
Death of Joseph
Artist inscription
Artist inscription

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