Bay 8 - The Life of St Laurence

Panel 5 - Laurence washing the feet of the poor

Again quoting from the Golden Legend; "He also washed the feet of the poor and gave alms to all." (Princeton 1993 edition, vol.2 p.65).
Washing the feet of the poor is a popular hagiographic topos signifying humility, the obvious refererence to Christ's washing of the feet of his disciples making it a clear depiction of the saint as "alter Christos".


Titulus top-right reads "S LAVRENTIVS"

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