Bay 29a (Life of St Germain d'Auxerre)

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Panel 01 - The young Germain as a student of the liberal arts

 © Stuart Whatling, 2008


The Golden Legend tells how the young Germain was 'well instructed' in the liberal arts in his home town of Auxerre, before going to Rome to study law. Although hard to see, the teacher holds a birch in his left hand - standard attribute of teachers in the iconography at Chartres.