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Saint Foy at Prayer
Image ID
4952
Title
Saint Foy at Prayer
Caption
Detail of the Last Judgment Tympanum (1107-25) over the west door. Saint Foy lies prostrate in prayer before the Hand of God, interceding on behalf of believers. Her blue cloak and clasped hands associate her with the Virgin Mary. Behind her, only partially seen here, is a representation of the Church of St. Foy itself, including the altar with a chalice for the Eucharist and prisoners' chains left as ex-votos. Running along the divider is part of a lengthy inscription describing the virtues and joys of the redeemed, which also aptly describe St. Foy. Above her are the words "joy in heaven" (AD CELI GAVDIA) and below are "the gentle" and "friends of piety."
Date Created
July 7, 2008
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
4600 x 3054 pixels
File Size
8.44 MB
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO
100
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
Copyright Status
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