Bay 11 - Key

The Life of St Denis

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1) Denis enthroned as Areopagite

2) Denis and Apollophanus observe an eclipse from Heliopolis

3) St Paul preaching in Athens near an altar to "The Unknown God"

4) St Paul debating with the Athenian philosophers

5) Denis becomes a disciple of St Paul

6) St Paul instructing Denis in the faith

7) St Paul installs Denis as Bishop of Athens

8) Denis preaching to the people of Paris

9) The prefect, Fescenninus, has Denis arrested

10) Denis is thrown into prison

11) Denis is tortured on an iron griddle

12) Unidentified detail (possibly witnesses to panel 11?)

13) The prefect Fescenninus ordering further tortures (left panel of pair)
14) Denis is thrown into a blazing oven (right panel of pair)

15) Denis is fed to ravenous beasts but he tames them

16) Whilst in prison, Denis receives communion from Christ Himself

17) Denis' companions, Rusticus and Eleutherius, are beheaded

18) An executioner cuts of the top of St Denis' head

19) An angel directs the cephalophore Denis
20) The dead saint carries his head to his chosen resting place

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Grodecki Bay #: ?
Clement & Guitard pp. 48-51
Cahier & Martin vol.? p. ?