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The Chapel of Princeton University$
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Richard Stillwell

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780691195209

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691195209.001.0001

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The Stained-Glass Windows

The Stained-Glass Windows

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The Chapel of Princeton University

Richard Stillwell

Princeton University Press

This chapter looks at the stained-glass windows of the crossing and the choir clerestory of the Princeton University Chapel. On the east side of the two transepts and in the choir above the organ cases are four windows which together illustrate aspects of the great themes in the Book of the Psalms. The windows are composed of numerous little scenes that are literal illustrations of verses from the Psalms, or are scenes from the life of Christ suggested by the verses. The four lancets in each window are to be read from left to right, and the three panels in each lancet from top to bottom. The north transept features Psalms 147, 148 and 150, while the south transept shows Psalm 107. In the north side of the choir are Psalms 22 and 23, and in the south side is Psalm 91.

Keywords:   stained-glass windows, crossing, choir clerestory, Princeton University Chapel, Book of the Psalms, life of Christ, transept

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