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Names of Mary's Ancestors (detail)

Andre and Paul Rault, Rennes, France

1951-1953

The 3 large Rose windows are a variation of the Jesse Trees (Isaiah 11:1) found in many European churches. The rich floral bouquet is interwoven with ribbons bearing the names of Mary's ancestors, including Solomon and David.

These genealogical Rose windows may be an original conception by the Raults.

 

Names of Mary's Ancestors (detail)