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St Vitus, Prague: Window in Southern Transept
I have to apologize two times: first for not commenting your pictures and responding to your comments as well: at present I only have the choice between commenting/responding and preparing photos (I want to show photos); second for displaying the fireworks and presenting one window after another. But St Vitus is a spectacular place, and we will stay there for a while.
This is the window in the southern transept, depicting the Last Judgement. Unfortunately the transept's gallery barred our view, but there's enough left for us to look at. In its central part you recognize the Christ, the Virgin Mary and the saints Adalbert, John the Baptist, and James, son of Alphaeus. In the lower left corner you would see various Bohemian kings. In the lower part the archangel Gabriel separates the chosen ones from the sinners, the latter ones are sent to hell. (Well, where else?) At the top you see the shining crown of Saint Wenceslaus, which is part of the tracery.
This window was designed by Max Švabinský in 1935, and donated by the Prague municipal insurance company. How many insurance companies do you know who donated stained glass windows?