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Sir Edward
Burne-Jones

1833 - 1898

Windows:

The Annunciation

Daniel and Ezekiel

Virgin and Child

Mary the Virgin

Saints Peter Paul and Stephen

Saints Dorothea and Theophilus

Designs:

The East Wall

 

Moses, Melchizedek and Aaron by Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The westernmost window on the north aisle is the third to be installed on Miss Mary Craven's instructions to thank God for the recovery of The Prince of Wales. This window is dedicated to Queen Victoria herself and dates from 1872.

Interesting features include the depiction of Moses with "horns" on his head - a medieval way if depicting the facial transifuration of the prophet after his encounter with God. This copies Michael Angelo's sculpture of Moses (1513-15) which stems from the description of Moses' face as "cornuta" ("horned") in the Latin Vulgate translation of the passage from Exodus in which Moses returns to the people after receiving the commandments for the second time.

Melchizadek was a priest of God and King of Salem, while Aaron was the brother of Moses and the first High Priest of Israel.

Moses window Moses large Melchizedek large Aaron large