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parable of the sower

Finally getting around to processing some stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral.


Medieval stained glass depicting the first scene of the Parable of the Sower, in which seeds scattered on stony ground are eaten by birds (Mt 13:3-5; Mk 4:3-5). Right panel in the fifth register of the Second Typological Window (n. XV, 19) in the north choir aisle, dated to about 1180. This was originally part of the Sixth Typological Window, which centered on the theme of seeds and the bread of the Eucharist.


Incidentally this is the panel on the cover of M.A. Michael's Stained Glass of Canterbury Cathedral, which has been incredibly useful in understanding and captioning my photos.

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Taken on November 18, 2007