Nativity and St Mary Magdalene
Designer: Mrs Theodore Bouwens
Maker: James Powell & Sons
South Chancel of St Mary Magdalene, Littleton, Surrey
The infant Jesus already stands on the globe in glory here. Doves nestle by the Angel Gabriel as he kneels to support it. Mary Magdalene comes bearing incense, as if holding a birthday cake with a candle, and two shy little angels accompany her. The text above the left-hand light is from the Magnificat, "My Soul doth Magnify the Lord"; above the right-hand light are Jesus's words about Mary Magdalene, "She Loved Much." [Commentary continues below.]
Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee.
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