Bay 14 - Life and miracles of St Nicholas (II)

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Panel 24 - Pilgrims are bringing a golden cup when both it and their son fall overboard

 © Stuart Whatling, 2008

A wealthy childless couple had promised to donate a golden cup to St Nicholas' shrine if they could conceive a son. When their prayers are answered, the man cannot bring himself to part with the cup and has another made, of similar value, planning to give this to the shrine instead. While travelling to the shrine by ship, he sends his son to fetch water in the original cup - but his son and the cup fall overboard (continued in panel 25)