Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s27. West 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
1
Maker
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
2. The Archangel Gabriel
1. Creation of Eve
Donor
Anonymous
Notes
  1. TDM 1902 : 157.
  2. Order for window placed by anonymous donor Cornish Telegraph p 5, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 4, Cornishman p 5, Cornish Guardian p 5.
  3. Inserted, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 4, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 12.

Gabriel and the creation of Eve.

Sanctus Gabriel

2. The archangel Gabriel, holding a spray of lilies in his left hand and a scroll inscribed Ave gratia plena (Hail, full of grace) in his right.

1. The formation of Eve. Adam lies naked asleep in the foreground while Eve is formed out of his rib. She holds up her head and arms toward the Hand of God which is surrounded by semicircles containing stars and rays. Eve is depicted with unbound hair. Flanking the scene is a pair of angels standing upon a cloud, playing (left) a psaltery and (right) an unidentified stringed instrument, possibly another type of psaltery.

1 detail. The creation of Eve.