Old Testament window, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania


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Old Testament window, St David’s Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania


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This large stained glass window featuring three figures from the Old Testament is on the northern wall of St David’s Anglican Cathedral, Hobart. It was created by the firm Burlison and Grylls and installed in the Cathedral in 1872. Each of the three figures – Joshua, Moses, and Gideon, occupy a lancet window. While Moses is attired in a robe, Gideon wears armour and a hat of the Renaissance period, and carries a spear. Joshua, who led the Israelites on their conquest of Canaan following the death of Moses, is dressed as a medieval knight. He wears full plate armour of the late medieval period and a sword at his side, and carries a lance. His helmet is at his feet. All three figures are standing above a representation of a castle/fortress with three round towers topped by a crenelated parapet, and Gothic-style spires. Below the castles are heraldic shields.

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


McLeod, Shane


October 6, 2012


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