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Panel 16 - The baptism of Saul/Paul (ACTS 9:18)
Description:
The man in the font has Paul's unmistakable high-domed forehead. The Acts of the Apostles makes no mention of the identity of the man who baptises Saul - but since it comes in the same breath as the description of his healing, it was often taken as being Ananias. Medieval scholars tended to ascribe otherwise unspecified actions to the handful of characters actually named in the Bible accounts of associated events - just as more modern scholars have tried to attribute anonymous artworks to a handful of known artist's names of the period (despite the lack of any less circumstantial evidence).