TITLE: Magi Riding to Bethlehem

OBJECT TYPE: stained glass

OBJECT DESCRIPTION: panel

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Stained glass panel depicting three magi on horseback. Made by Benjamin Finn, a copy of a window in Canterbury Cathedral.

NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1

PRODUCTION DATE: 2000

PRODUCTION PERIOD: Early 21st Century

MANUFACTURER: Benjamin Finn (1964--)

DIMENSIONS
Height: mm
Width: mm

HOW ASSOCIATED: Original location

ASSOCIATED PLACE: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England

LOCATION WITHIN PLACE: North Choir Aisle n xv

OBJECT NUMBER: ELYGM:2000.3

Magi Riding to Bethlehem

This panel is a copy of a medieval stained glass panel. The orginal window can still be seen today in the north choir aisle of Canterbury Cathedral. It is part of a Biblia Pauperum (Pauper's Bible) window, which dates from the twelfth century. The window was intended to illustrate subjects from the Bible for those who could not read, and to enhance the biblical understanding of those who could read. Benjamin Finn (b. 1964) has faithfully reproduced the medieval painted detail and expressive gestures of the three kings on their way to Bethlehem.