Bay 103 (The "Seraph" Clerestory Window)

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Panel 04 - The Cherub/Seraph


 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

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 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

Description:
Medieval depictions of cherubim and seraphim are often conflated. Since it appears in association with Ezechiel, this should really be a cherub, since that is the class of angels described several times in his visions. However, this creature clearly has six wings, not the four described by Ezechiel. Seraphim are only mentioned in the OT by Isaiah (6:2-3), where he describes them having six wings, two covering their feet, two covering their faces and two for flying with. Clearly the figure in this window is an amalgamation of the two descriptions.