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Dorchester, Oxfordshire, Abbey of St Peter & St Paul

14th century Tree of Jesse window

"The tree expressed not only in stained glass but in the carving of the mullions. Each one is bent to form the branches of a tree, crowded with sculpture and rising from the body of Jesse carved on the sill beneath. There are stained glass figures in each light. The statues of Christ and Mary are gone from the upper tiers and the walls no longer add their own painted contribution to the effect. Is it beyond possibility that this might be recreated? But the composition is still majestic, stone and glass in restless dialogue." (Simon Jenkins)

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Taken on September 19, 2012