Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Britain
CanterburyCathedral North Choir Aislen. XV (containing parts of Second and Sixth Typological Windows)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Exodus The Passover The Israelites depart from Egypt (Exod. 12:51)
Numbers Balaam (Bileam) and Balak (Num. 22-24) Balaam prophecies the star out of Jacob (Orietur Stella, Num. 24:3)
Isaias (A.V. Isaiah) Single Figure
Life of Christ
Infancy Story of the Magi Journey of the Magi
Infancy Story of the Magi The Magi depart from Herod
The Church
Ecclesiastical Allegory Christ leads the pagans away from their idols
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesStained GlassCanterbury CathedralSecond Typological Window (parts surviving in n. XV)6th register: The Magi before Herod
CyclesStained GlassCanterbury CathedralSecond Typological Window (parts surviving in n. XV)7th register: The Journey of the Magi
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Numbers Num. 24:17: Bileam's prophecy of the star: Orietur stella ex JacobProphecy for the Journey of the Magi (SHS, few manuscripts only)Miscellaneous
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Isaias Isa. 60:3: Ambulabunt gentes in lumine tuoProphecy for the Journey of the Magi
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Exodus Exod. 12:51: The Israelites depart from EgyptType for the Magi departing from Herod
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Journey of the Magi with Num. 24:17: Orietur stella
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ Journey of the Magi with Is. 60:3: Ambulabunt gentes in lumine tuo
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ The Magi departing from Herod with Exod. 12:51: The Israelites depart from Egypt
Antitypes for episodes from the Infancy of Christ The Magi departing from Herod with Christ leading the pagans away from their idols
Allegories treated as Types Christ leading the pagans away from their idolsType for the Magi departing from Herod
Further details
In the top register the Journey of the Magi between the prophecies of Balaam and Isaias, in the lower register the Magi departing from Herod between the Israelites departing from Egypt and Christ leading the pagans away from their idols
ARTIST/CREATOR
English
DATE
1178 - 1180
LOCATION
Canterbury, Christ Church Cathedral, North Quire Aisle (n. XV, 6th and 7th registers, panels 37, 38, 39, 32, 33, 34)
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Photo: Ian Jones
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Madeleine H. Caviness, The Windows of Christ Church Cathedral Canterbury (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Great Britain, 2), London 1981, pp. 90-93
Contact
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