Cambridge, Jesus College Chapel

South transept west 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
3
Maker
Morris, William & Co
Main subject
2a. The Erythraean sibyl 2b. St John the Evangelist 2c. The Tiburtine sibyl
1a. Christ ascends to heaven 1b. Adoration of the Lamb 1c. Stephen’s vision of Christ in heaven
The predellas depict scenes in Heaven following the Ascension.
Subject type
Figurative historical
Design
BJ 19 (2b)
  1. . Stratton, St Andrew, Chancel east. 2d.
  2. . Tavistock, St Eustachius, North aisle east. 3e.
Notes
  1. P Gardner-Smith, Chanticleer CXXXVIII, Michaelmas , pp 14–16.
  2. Sewter AC, The stained glass of William Morris and his circle, Volume Ⅱ, p 43–44. New Haven, Connecticut, USA, and London, UK, Yale University Press,

Whole window

sibylla erythrea (The Erythraean Sibyl)

2a. The sibyl holds a rose in her left hand, and a flaming sword in her right hand.

sanctus ioannes (St John)

2b. St John holds a book and quill pen and his symbol, an eagle, is above his shoulders.

sibylla tiburtina (The Tiburtine Sibyl)

2c. The sibyl has a lion’s skin draped over her, and holds her robe in her hands. In the top right is a representation of the Virgin and Child. Burne-Jones’ cartoon is in Birmingham City Art Gallery (1927P424).

animæ cum carne aderunt quas judicet ipse (Seated before Him are souls in the flesh for His judgement) (from a Greek acrostic attributed to a sibyl and translated into Latin by St Augustine of Hippo, De civitate Dei Book 18 Chapter 23)

1a. The Ascension of Christ. Christ rises, in front of four angels in a row.

deum cernent celsum cum sanctis (O God, the believing and faithless alike shall behold Thee) (from a Greek acrostic attributed to a sibyl and translated into Latin by St Augustine of Hippo, De civitate Dei Book 18 Chapter 23)

1b. Worship of the Lamb (Agnus Dei). The lamb stands on a mound, surrounded by angels.

ego sum in patre meo et vos in me et ego in vobis (I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you) (John 14:20)

1c. The Vision of St Stephen (the Holy Trinity). God is on the left, with the Holy Spirit represented by a dove in the centre, and on the right Christ holds the orb (Acts 7:55–56).

2b. St John, comparison image.