Tiffany’s angels

Laodicea
Laodicea

 

During Sunday's tour of stained glass windows, I had the opportunity to view seven stained glass angels created by Tiffany and Company in 1902. Simply put, they were gorgeous. The windows were salvaged from The Church of New Jerusalem, once located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Philadelphia
Philadelphia

 

In many places, the windows were crafted with six layers of glass. to get the effect that Tiffany was looking for he used his trademark opalescent glass.

 

Sardis
Sardis

 

The seven angels represented seven biblical churches.

 

Thyatira
Thyatira

 

The angels were removed when the state seized the church property by eminent domain, raising the church. The windows then lay crated, sometimes in barns, until they were recently "re-discovered" and restored.

 

Smyrna
Smyrna

 

Pergamos
Pergamos

 

Ephesus
Ephesus

 

The stunning exhibit was located in the library of a small local university. We practically cheered when the librarian agreed to turn the lights off so that we could photograph the windows while they were backlit. Tomorrow, I will treat you to some images taken from a distance to that you can see the eight foot windows in their entirety.

Have a great day folks.

 

 

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