Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


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Window: 14, Chapter House S (E), St Mary, Aylesbury

Location in Church:
Chapter House S (E)
Type:
3 lights
Subject(s):
Mission of Abraham's Servant (probably Eliezer of Damascus) to obtain a wife (Rebekah) for Abraham's son Isaac.
Subject(s) - Notes:
The story is described in Genesis 24:1-67.
Date Made:
1873
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Records of Bucks 1874, Vol 4 Part 5 p270-271.
Dedicated to:
Henry Hatten (died 10 May 1863) and his wife Rebecca Hatten (died 25 Jan 1841).
Donated by:
Miss Hatten, their first born child. More...
Notes on Window:
All 3 windows of the Chapter House (this being the 2nd) were made by Michael O'Connor & Sons, which became Taylor & O'Connor in the 1870s. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Tracery Lights with floral and foliage decorations
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The 6 scenes in the main lights
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Upper three scenes (1 to 3) in the main lights
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Scene 1: The servant (in deep reverence) receives his instructions from Abraham.
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Scene 2: The servant prays at a well for the success of his mission.
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Scene 3: The servant meets Rebekah.
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Lower three scenes (4 to 6) in the main lights
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Scene 4: The servant leads Rebekah on a camel on the way to her new home.
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Scene 5: Isaac, mourning the death of his mother, Sarah, as he waits under a palm tree.
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Scene 6: Isaac leads Rebekah to his mother's tent, now occupied by a mourner.
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