Baltic Exchange Glass - The Half Dome

Stained glass window from the Baltic Exchange building, known as the half-dome. It is over three metres in height, and is a fusion of classical and religious symbolism, which celebrates the heroism and triumph of war. In the dome is the winged figure of Victory who steps from a boat through the central archway of a Roman temple. Roman centurions and female figures welcome victory, and the dove of peace can be seen flying above her head. Displayed within the architecture are the shields and badges of the colonies and dependencies of the British Empire, with the Royal Coat of Arms at the centre. The names of the major battles of the First World War are listed on the two outer panels.

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