An extraordinary set of nine 19th century religious stained glass windows. Liturgical colors and shapes, a dark red "Greek Cross" set on a background of antique blue Saltire "X" design repeated continuously throughout the windows creating hexagon shapes surrounding a smaller mint green hexagon shape, mustard colored bottom border. Set of a total of 9 windows, five larger rectangular windows and four smaller (almost a square-shaped) windows.
The Greek Cross with four sides of equal length, the pre-eminent symbol of the Christian faith, recalling the redemption of mankind through the death of Christ and his resurrection.
The "Saltire," the diagonal Greek cross was not intended to represent the cross of the crucifixion, but instead, the four directions of the earth, representing the spread of the gospel and the four platonic elements, earth, water, air and fire. St. Andrew was crucified by the Romans in Greece, where this diagonal cross was more commonly used, he requested the cross be diagonal for he felt himself unworthy to be crucified on the upright cross of Christ. The Scotland flag depicts a large Saltire.
The Hexagon shape represents the number six, number of days of creation, perfection, divine power, majesty, wisdom, love, mercy and justice.
Place of Origin- Scottland
Period- Circa 1820
Dimensions - Windows were custom fit and each frame is a new oak frame. There are minor 1/8" discrepancies. 5 larger windows 69 9/16"h X 30 1/2" w, 3/4"d. 4 smaller windows 33 9/16"h, 30 3/8"w. .
Condition - Excellent condition, wear consistent with age. Several small hairline cracks that do not go through the window.