Window of Roman-era Saints, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania

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Title

Window of Roman-era Saints, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania

Subject

St Alban, Anglican, armour, blind arcading, column, finial, Gothic, heraldry, Hobart, lancet window, St Laurence, plate armour, pointed arch, Roman Empire, Romanesque, St David’s Cathedral, shield, stained glass, St Stephen, sword, Tas, Tasmania, tracery.

Description

The Window of Roman-era Saints is in the south wall of St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart. The large pointed arch window with stonework tracery is made up of three lancet windows with stained glass. Each lancet window features a Saint martyred during the rule of the Roman Empire: St Stephen (died c. 34), St Alban (3rd century), and St Laurence (c. 225-258). St Alban is depicted as a knight from the late middle ages in plate armour, an embroidered tunic, and wearing a sword. The saints stand upon a tiled platform of Gothic stonework featuring columns, blind arcading, pointed finials, as well as Romanesque semi-circular arches. Below each of the platforms is a heraldic shield.

For the interior of the Cathedral see http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1198

Creator

McLeod, Shane

Date

October 6, 2012

Rights

No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

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Original Format

Digital Photograph; JPEG

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Citation

“Window of Roman-era Saints, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed June 19, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1190.