The Amm Window


 
   

South ambulatory - Unveiled on 5 April 1970 by his son Ralph.

This is perhaps the most symbolic window in the Chapel. The central figure is St John. He holds the cup of life out of which arises a serpent - not, however, the figure of sin, but the bronze serpent of Moses and thus the symbol of healing. St John stands on a sword and behind him arises the tree of Eden, signifying in a subtle way the ever-present challenge of temptation.

Arthur Amm was a farmer from the Potgietersrust area. The hint of Eden also signifies creation and harvest from the earth.

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