Bay 105 - The St Peter Clerestory Window

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Panel 04 - Christ with St Peter as the first Pope


 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

Description:
It has been suggested that this is the "Domini quo vadis" episode (Peter's meeting with Christ outside Rome which convinces him to return and face his martyrdom) but it doesn't really fit - Peter's papal tiara, vestments and keys have a decidedly anti-narrative effect, even if Christ is carrying the Cross. Instead I suspect this was intended as an iconic/hieratic double image of Christ and His representative on earth.