Death of a saint ... Becket window ... stained glass pendant

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Death of a saint ... Becket window ... stained glass pendant

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If you wandered around Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England (image on the back), you might be able to find this scene from a medieval 14th century panel. It depicts the death of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. This stained glass window had one of the earliest (and very rare) portrayals of this enigmatic man. If you ever saw the 1964 movie "Becket" with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, you would know that Becket was murdered in his cathedral by knights at the order of his former friend, the king, in 1170. King Henry thought that he had given himself a freeRide by appointing his old drinking and whoring buddy to the position. But, against all expectations, Becket got religion and dared to defy the king when it threatened his church. Few images of Becket survive to the present day. During the Reformation, a later king (Henry VIII, he of the many wives) commanded that all images of Becket be destroyed. But caretakers of this window saved Becket's face by replacing it with clear glass. Such a tiny (but such a dangerous) act of rebellion - it makes me even more grateful to be living at this time and in this place.

The medium-weight chain from which the pendant is suspended is about 24" long and fits over your head. The stained-glass pendant is made with leadfree solder and has the highest silver content available.

Care instructions: The solder will oxidize and turn darker over time. Clean gently by rubbing with fine steel wool, or with a toothbrush and a drop of dishwashing liquid.

Re S&H:
Unless you tell me otherwise, this will ship via Priority Mail. If you'd like to save some money by using first class mail instead, tell me so at checkout and I'll refund the difference between Priority and first class +50 cents handling (PayPal will suck up most of it). If you'd like to use local pickup (see "Policies" tab), use the coupon code IBLOCAL at checkout.

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Color: Red

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Welcome!
Thank you for visiting Drape Your Nape. This shop is devoted to showcasing the Japanese art of shibori as well as the all-American art of tie dye.

For every sale, 50% of the profits will be donated to Fill This House, a charity dedicated to the welfare of children aging out of the foster care system. See "Additional Policies" for more information.

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Use first class mail: If you specify this type of delivery at checkout, I will refund the difference between Priority and first class postage plus 50 cents for materials.

Use local pickup: If you specify this option at checkout, you won't have any shipping costs. I live in Hiram, OH but work next to Cleveland Hopkins airport. If you're anywhere in the vicinity, we can work something out. At checkout, use the coupon code IBLOCAL to get the shipping charge removed. If it accidentally goes through without removing the charge, I will refund the excess.

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I want you to love your purchase as much as I enjoyed creating it. You can return any item for a refund (with the exception of underwear, for obvious reasons). Please contact me within 3 weeks of delivery to arrange for return. Upon return of undamaged merchandise, I will refund you the purchase price through PayPal or check (depending on how you paid).

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I'm really trying to make a go of it on artfire, but haven't made many sales yet. If you'd like to see what people have to say about my work, check out my etsy shop here: http://www.etsy.com/people/drapeyournape/feedback?ref=pr_feedback

For every sale, 50% of the profits will be donated to Fill This House. Every year, 200-300 kids age out of the foster care system just in Cuyahoga County, OH alone. Many of them are left without any family for support and may own just the clothes on their backs. This charitable organization provides these young people with new household items to begin the next phase of their lives. See http://www.fillthishouse.org/ for more information.

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ShaLayneOriginals on Feb 4, 2011
5 stars

I love my new scarf, thank you again for another fabulous creation!=o)))

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