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The first light, the Immaculate Conception, depicts Mary in blue and turquoise robes decorated with flowers, and a deep blue cloak. Two angels in crimson and magenta pray at her feet. The lower panel depicts two shy virgins and a crown that is filled with gold light. This denotes Mary’s emblem as Queen of Virgins.
The second light, the Visitation of Our lady and St. Anne, depicts an elderly St. Anne greeting her daughter, Mary. A host of angels gather around St. Anne and Mary. Below, an angel in crimson and white robes with blue wings holds a lily towards Mary, symbolising her chastity. The lower panel depicts Mary’s emblem of the morning star in sliver, above a bird perched on a branch.
Photos Michael Cullen 2009 and Text by Lucy Costigan 2009