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#1718: East Window: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul; Empty Tomb

Photo 1718: East Window: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul; Empty Tomb - Poitiers Cathedral

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Photo ID
1718
Credit
Title
East Window: Martyrdom of Peter and Paul; Empty Tomb
Caption
Bottom: The upside-down Crucifixion of St. Peter, flanked by Nero ordering the execution (with a blue devil whispering in his ear) and the martyrdom of St. Paul by beheading. Paul's executioner stands on his tip-toes in a dance-like pose, his clothing billowing with movement.Top: the three women meet an angel at the Empty Tomb of Christ. Scattered throughout are individual figures rising out of their graves, which may represent those that rose from their graves at the moment of Christ's death. Detail of east window in Poitiers Cathedral, dating from the late 12th century.
Geotag
46.580318° N, 0.349454° E
Uploaded
November 16, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
400