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Dating from 1533 this window depicts the descent of Christ from Jesse (father of King David) who lies asleep in a walled garden at its base. From him springs a many-branched family tree inhabited by Christ’s kingly ancestors, with King David holding his harp in the central position. The figures rather resemble ‘court’ playing cards, which took their present form at about the time the window was made in 1533, the date inscribed in Latin in the bottom right corner. Near the top, in pride of place, stand the Virgin and Christ-child in a blaze of sunrays.

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