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--)
HOW ASSOCIATED: Original location
ASSOCIATED PLACE: Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England
LOCATION WITHIN PLACE: North Choir Aisle n xv
OBJECT NUMBER: ELYGM:2000.3
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.