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Sanctuary - Assumption RC Church
435 Amherst Street, Buffalo, NY 14207

The sgraffito murals illustrated below were created by Józef Sławiński.

The other Sławiński sgraffito mural illustrated on Buffalo as an Architectural Museum is the Calasanctius mural now located on the Buffalo State College campus.

The most complete, excellent  Website on Sławiński is by Dr. Peter Gessner.

Illustrations below: Cross and fish ..... Peacocks ..... Annunciation ..... Grapes and wheat ..... Sacrificial lamb ..... Manger scene ..... IHS ..... Assumption ..... Pelican ..... Flight Into Egypt ..... Fish and chalice and PX ..... Station of the Cross #13 ..... IHS and three nails



Apse ..... Sanctuary ..... Ribbed vault ..... Rounded arches are a prominent feature of Romanesque Revival architecture ..... Sgraffito murals by Józef Sławiński








Cross and fish



Peacocks drinking from a chalice .... The Annunciation


Peacocks drinking from a chalice


The Annunciation


Virgin Mary


Archangel Gabriel




Sgraffito  border symbols include grapes and wheat.


Jesus depicted as sacrificial lamb with halo



Manger scene - detail.  Note falling star.






IHS  on host  ...... Alpha



Assumption ..... Note mandorla


Mary


Pelican and chicks ..... Flight Into Egypt


Pelican and chicks


Detail - Flight Into Egypt


Detail -  Flight Into Egypt


Fish symbol .....  Chalice ...... PX



Stations of the Cross - #13


Detail - Stations of the Cross - #13


IHS ..... 3 nails
Flanking IHS: "A cross "parted and fretted" is divided and interlaced. Found (triple parted) in the coat, flag and badge of the Greater Vancouver (British Columbia) Transportation Authority Police Service; and (double) in the coat of Croydon County Borough Council, England." - Wikipedia  (online Nov. 2012)

Special thanks to  Rev. Richard Jedrzejewski, Pastor, for his cooperation
and to Henry and Brett Swiatek of Swiatek Studios for their assistance.

Photos and their arrangement © 2011 Chuck LaChiusa
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