Incarnation Altar by S. Klaber & Company, Central Mural by Henry Wynd Young, Side Murals by John LaFarge
S. Klaber & Company made the marble altar from a design by Heins and La Farge, architects according to the Incarnation website.
“The design incorporates many types of marble from different areas of the world, including Vermont, Georgia, Belgium, Africa, Italy, and France. The altar cross is bronze covered with a dull rose gold. The cross is richly ornamented in Gothic style with grapevine motifs symbolizing the blood of Christ. It is studded with garnets and amethysts. The cross and candlesticks were made by Gorham & Company.
The reredos is made of caenstone. Its three cherubim hold a banner bearing the words And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. On either side of the scroll, four angels rejoice at this Incarnation message and play musical instruments in celebration. A central mural, above the reredos, continues the theme of an angel choir. They are singing Gloria in excelsis Deo. The mural is by Henry Wynd Young. On either side of the central mural are two murals by John La Farge, who painted them in situ. They depict the Adoration of the Magi at the manger in Bethlehem.”