Looks like I’ve seen this in just about every catholic church I have ever been in. But seriously, you must realize know that many church windows were mass produced in Italy and shipped out over the world. Do you know what time frame this particular window may be from? It is a nice one with hand painting, so maybe that will help.
No idea on the time period, funnily enough they made this into a t-shirt. I took a pic of the tshirt and google image searched it. I went to various articles over the web that used the actual stained glass picture, but no one gave fine print credit to the usage of this stained glass piece.
I know it sounds silly, but I didn’t want to wear a shirt that I did not have some knowledge about what I was wearing around. I’m not Catholic, but I’m sure I’ve seen this work a few times before. I assumed it was famous enough that it would be as easy as tracking down say “winged victory” or “David” but not so much. This was my last ditch effort that somebody here on the SDMBs would easily have an answer.
Yes, it is sufficiently detailed and fine that I would guess late 1800’s or even in the 1900’s. Modern stuff.
Why don’t you ask the photographer? The shutterstock page lists Nancy Bauer as the photographer, and I see this from Google of her name, her recent nature photos:
Since the Shutterstock page depicts stained glass windows, nature photos of birds, ice fishing shacks and birds in snow, and stained glass from Winnipeg (near Minnesota) I’m guessing it’s this Bauer from MN, not the other Nancy Bauer in California.
Your best bet to ID the actual location where the picture was taken is to ask Bauer, but as for the symbolism of the image, I can tell you the advocation it represents is the source of the name Dolores. Her feast is celebrated on September 15th (modern calendar) or on the Friday of Sorrows (the Friday right before Palms Sunday, that is, the one before Easter). Other names invoking the same “aspect” include Our Lady of Mercy and Our Lady of Loneliness (names in Spanish: Soledad and its abbreviation Sole; Basque Bakarne and its abbreviation Bakartxo). The images usually include a visible burning heart pierced by seven swords (the seven sorrows to which the name refers). Google Images virgen de dolores will find you a throve.
In English, at least, I’ve never heard of Easter referring to anything but Easter Sunday. You have the days leading up to Easter (Holy Week) and the days from Easter onward (Easter Week), but Easter itself is always Sunday, AFAIK.
That said, you were referencing the second Friday before Easter (you said the Friday before Palm Sunday, which would be the second Friday before Easter), unless I’m having a major brain fart, so I don’t understand what svd678 was correcting.
[whine]I hate English… [/whine] the terminology around Easter is one of those things ESL speakers tend to find very confusing.
My original: “the Friday right before Palms Sunday, that is, the one before Easter”
That “one” can be parsed as referring to Palms Sunday as being the Sunday before Resurrection Sunday (as you parsed it), or as the Friday right before Palms Sunday being the Friday before Resurrection Sunday (which would truly be a calendar-folding feat and is what svd678 corrected). And if you’re one of many ESL-speakers who find the English names confusing, then you get even more candidates.
At any rate, I thought it was clear that the “that is, the one before Easter” referred to Palm Sunday, and not the Friday before Palm Sunday because, well, like you said, it’d be a calendar-folding feat.