Bay 4 - The Last Judgement
Panel 02 - The good man and the sinner in church
To the right, an unrepentant sinner is being cast out by the same priest,
who carries an open book inscribed with fictive writing (see detail 1
below). The man can be recognised as an unworthy rich man or a miser,
both by the money bag hanging from his neck and by the fur lining of his
cloak (this triangular hatching is a common way of showing fur, specifically
the 'vair', or alternating light and dark squirrel pelts used as lining
for rich garments - see the furriers donor panels 1 & 2 of the Passion
window in bay 4 and also the lower left panel of the St James window at
Chartres). A devil, far right, grasps the man by his wrist and shoulder
and drags him off to his unfortunate destiny, depicted in the adjoining
panel 3. Precisely what the jet or ray coming from the priest's right
hand may have been is not clear.
Restoration notes: No restorer's labels and no obvious replacement panes. Generally very good condition.
1) The priest dismissing the sinner.
2) The priest giving communion/blessing to the penitent man