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Our Lady of Grace, Dearborn Heights, Michigan

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Building Name: Lutheran Home: Chapel of the Incarnation

Studio Name: Judson Studios, The

City: Monroe

Window Shape: 3 (arched)

Date of Window: 1926

Subject/Title of Window: Presentation of the Child

Brief Description of Subject: Mary and Joseph present the infant Jesus at the Temple. Jesus is held by Simeon, who, in the Bible, waited until he saw the Messiah before he died. They are standing in a temple-like architectural framing of the scene. Symbols include: 10 Commandments, 2 doves of sacrifice, "M" monogram for Mary.

There are decorative objects used in this oldest window that the artist for the other three windows in the nave used in especially the window, Christ in the Temple; such as the red background "sky", green draperies with gold fringe and tassels, haloed crosses, checked design on the "floor" in the scenes, the 10 Commandments tablets, and a few other designs.

Inscriptions: HERR nun laessest de deinen Deiner in Frieden Fahren
Denn meine Augenhaben
deinen heiland gesehen
Zur Ehre Gottes von herr und Frau Charles Gauss

Condition of Window: Good

Height: 126"

Width: 58.75"

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

Presentation of the Child
Presentation of the Child

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