The Evangelist Luke with an ox head
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Given by E. E. Cook
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This panel shows St Luke with his symbol, the ox. In the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel the prophet speaks of the four-headed beast. St John in his Book of Revelations speaks of the four beasts surrounding the throne of God. In the early Middle Ages, these beasts were equated with the writers of the Four Gospels. St Luke is associated with the ox, a sacrificial animal, because his Gospel opens with the sacrifice of the priest Zacharias.
Stained glass tracery light in maroon with grisaille and yellow stain, depicting The Evangelist Luke with an Ox head.
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Height: 14 in, Width: 12.625 in, Weight: 1.9 kg in wooden frame
Stained glass tracery light depicting The Evangelist Luke with an Ox, German, 1500-1599.
Christianity; Book; Angel; Halo; Luke (Saint); Ox head
Christianity; Stained Glass