Designer: George Hedgeland

West Window

Norwich Cathedral


Like Hedgeland’s windows for Jesus College, Oxford, this one has multiple typological anticipations of Christ. The bottom left window presents Pharaoh’s daughter finding Moses in the bulrushes as the type or prefiguration of the Adoration, when the three wise men or Magi find the newborn Jesus while the centeral one depicts the brazen serpent and its antitype or fulfillment in the risen Christ.

This light depicts Moses giving the Old Testament’s Old (or moral) Law to the Israelites and one above shows Christ pronouncing His New (or spiritual) Law. Although mentions of the relation between the Old or Mosaic law and the new one of Christ and Christianity appear frequently in sermons and Bible commentaries, the subject is not that common in stained glass — George P. Landow

Related material

  • Complete window
  • Finding Moses & the Adoration of Jesus
  • The Brazen serpent & the risen Christ
  • The Jesus College windows
  • Biblical types — an introduction
  • By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral

    Photographer: Colin Price

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