Bay 05 (The Life of St James the Greater)

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Panel 10 - When Philetus is touched with the cloth, he is instantly freed from the spell

 © Stuart Whatling, 2009


In the Golden Legend version, James sends a handkerchief (obvious parallel with the story of Agbar and origins of the Mandylion) but the artists at Chartres have depicted a chemise, possibly as a reference to the Cathedral's chief relic, the Sancta Camisa.