The Brazen Serpent and the Risen Christ

Designer: George Hedgeland

West Window

Norwich Cathedral


Like Hedgeland’s windows for Jesus College, Oxford, this one has multiple typological anticipations of Christ. The center bottom panel depicts the brazen serpent and its antitype or fulfillment in the risen Christ. The bottom right window depicts Moses giving the Old Testament’s Old (or moral) Law to the Israelites and one above shows its fulfillment in Christ's New Law. The left panel shows the adoration above the finding of Moses.

Details and related material

  • Finding Moses & the Nativity
  • Brazen serpent & risen Christ
  • Proclaiming Old Law & New
  • The Jesus College windows
  • Biblical types — an introduction
  • Photographer: Colin Price

    By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich Cathedral