Bay 07 (The Legends of Charlemagne)

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Panel 06 - Charlemagne tells the Emperor he wants no rewards except relics

Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass - Bay 07 (The Legends of Charlemagne) Panel 06 - Charlemagne tells the Emperor he wishes no rewards except relics
 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

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After Charlemagne's conquest of Jerusalem he returns via Constantinople, where Emperor Constantine tries to press great riches on him as a reward for his achievements, however, the ever pious Charlemagne tells the Emperor that the only rewards he would like to take home to Aachen are some holy relics. This image shows Charlemagne (in the centre) gesturing towards three reliquaries.