Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s11. South transept lancet 2

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
Council at Jerusalem : SS Cyprian, James and Athanasius : Council at Nicea
“Lady Rowe”, probably Dame Frances Ann Rowe, daughter of James Bate of Exeter, widow of Sir Joshua Rowe, CB, died
Lt Col Charles Lygon Cocks of Treverbyn Vean, St Neot, formerly of the Coldstream Guards, chairman of the committee that selected the stone for the building of the cathedral, died .
  1. Death of dedicatee, Western Morning News p 5, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  2. Donor/dedicatee=CintW 5/11/1887 - inserted by consecration.
  3. Dame Frances Ann Rowe, the likely donor of this window, was the donor of n2, also inserted by the time of the consecration, and then the dedicatee of n3.

The central lancet below the south rose window.

4 Ecclesia and Synagoga, who symbolise the Christian and Jewish religions respectively. Ecclesia wears a crown and holds a cross-topped staff in her left hand and a chalice in her right hand, and looks confidently forward. Synagoga is blindfolded and drooping, and holds a broken lance in her right hand and tablets containing the Ten Commandments in her left hand.

Concilivm Hierosolymitanvm (the Council of Jerusalem).

3. St James the Less is shown presiding in the centre, with St Paul to his left holding a text and accompanied by St Barnabas, whilst on his right is St Peter.

S(anctvs) Cyprianvs S(anctvs) Jacobvs Domini frater S(anctvs) Athanasivs (St Cyprian, St James the brother of the Lord, St Athanasius).

2. Flames emerge from the book that St Cyprian holds in his left hand, and from the book on the floor beside his crozier, an allusion to his description of the flames of Hell. St  James holds a fuller’s club (the instrument of his martyrdom). St Athanasius holds a book in which is written Quicunque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus [est ut teneat catholicam fidem] (Whosoever will be saved: before all things it is necessary [that he hold the Catholick faith]) which is the beginning of the Athanasian creed).

Concilivm Nicaenvm (The Council of Nicea).

1. Seated figures around a central lectern.