Tuesday, March 06, 2007

More Glass

A few days ago, I posted about the statues on one of the cemetery mausoleums, and a nice little discussion ensued, resolving little but offering some interesting information.

Then I began obsessing over stained glass, and decided to go back and peer inside the mausoleum with the Greeks to see whether it had a window on the far wall, too. Sure, enough -- and it seems that someone decided that the archangel Gabriel trumpeting Judgment Day was needed to balance the Golden Age of Athens.

Another hidden gem. Not too many people go behind this particular mausoleum, although they are always delighted when they do, as curving armchairs have been built into the concrete and overlook the deep ravine in the middle of the cemetery. It's a beautiful and serene place for an autumn meditation time. However, you can't see the window back there -- it's up high and covered by a heavy and dark grating. You have to go back to the front door to get a look at the colors and glass. It looks like a Tiffany piece to me; I will have to investigate further.

PS: To see more cemetery Tiffany designs, search "Tiffany" above where it says "Search blog."


Quotidian Grace said...

It sure looks a lot like the Tiffany stained glass windows I've seen at First Presby Orange, Tx. Definitely Art-Deco-ish. Just beautiful!

Presbyterian Gal said...

I so love the way the light pours through from the top. As if God's light was filling Gabriel just as the trumpet sounded. Excellent picture.

Lisa :-] said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous!