Bay 07 (The Legends of Charlemagne)

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Panel 20 - At Roncesvalle, Baudouin is unable to find water for the injured Roland

Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass - Bay 07 (The Legends of Charlemagne) Panel 20 - At Roncesvalle, Baudouin is unable to find water for the injured Roland
 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

Description:

On the right, the fatally wounded Roland rests against his shield. To the left, Baudouin returns empty handed after an unsucessful search for water to ease his friend's passing.

The poignancy of this scene is somewhat offset by the rather comical heads, the unfortunate result of a much later restoration.