Re: Re: reordering and destruction of irish cathedrals – St Colmans Cathedral, Cobh
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The west window (chancel window) in Charleville was erected in October 1900 and depicts the Triumph of the Cross, and its consequent rewarding of good and punishment of evil. St. Michael the Archangel holds the scales with the souls of the virtuous (the less material souls) in the upper pan, while the damned, weiged down by material things are in the lower pan of the scales. The same idea is to be found in Rogier van der Weyden’s Last Judgment (1443-1451) in the hospice of the Hotel-Dieu at Beaune in Burgundy. The window may have be made by Clarke’s of Dublin as much of the rest of the glass in Charleville was.