Bay 43 - Life of St Eustace

Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass - Bay 43 Key (Life of St Eustace) Chartres Cathedral Stained Glass - Bay 43 Key (Life of St Eustace)  

Index to panels:
(Click captions below to open detailed view in this window or click the relevant panel on the diagrams to the left to open in a new window). Note - the index below is arranged by narrative sequence

Donor Panels:
08 - Donor Panel (draper measuring a bolt of cloth)
09 - Donor Panel (draper selling a bolt of cloth to a customer)
11 - Donor Panel (furrier displaying a vair cloak)
12 - Donor Panel (furrier selling a cloak to a customer)

Act 1) Conversion:
01 - Attendent with a pair of hunting dogs
02 - Attendent with a pair of hunting dogs
03 - Placidus and a companion hunting deer
04 - A huntsman with dogs and horn
05 - A huntsman with his dogs
06 - Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag
07 - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace'

Act 2) Tragedy and exile:
10 - After various disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home
13 - Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt ??

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14 - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt
17 - The sailors kidnap Eustace's wife, casting him overboard
20 - Before Eustace can reach land, a lion snatches away his eldest son
21 - Shepherds rescue Eustace's younger son from the jaws of a wolf

Act 3) The family is reunited:
18 - Years later, the Emperor Trajan sends emissaries to find Eustace
19 - The Emperor's emissaries meet Eustace but don't recognise him
16 - The emissaries realise that their host is the man they seek
15 - Eustace's two sons meet and recognise each other
23 - The emissaries telling Eustace's neighbours about his former exploits
26 - A recruiting officer selects one of Eustace's sons for millitary service
22 - Without recognising them, Eustace receives his sons as new recruits
25 - Eustace's wife leaves her inn to meet her long-lost husband
24 - Eustace is finally reunited with his wife and children

Act 4) Martyrdom:
27 - The new Emperor gives thanks to his idols for Eustace's victory
28 - Eustace refuses to join the Emperor in worshipping his idols
29/32 - The Emperor orders Eustace's execution
31 - Eustace and his family are roasted to death in a bull-shaped cauldron
30/33 - Attendents at the execution of Eustace and his family

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01 - Attendent with a pair of hunting dogs 04 - A huntsman with dogs and horn 02 - Attendent with a pair of hunting dogs 05 - A huntsman with his dogs 06 - Placidus hears the words of Christ coming from the mouth of a stag 07 - Placidus is baptised and given the name 'Eustace' 08 - Donor Panel (draper measuring a bolt of cloth) 11 - Donor Panel (furrier displaying a vair cloak) 09 - Donor Panel (draper selling a bolt of cloth to a customer) 12 - Donor Panel (furrier selling a cloak to a customer) 13 - Eustace negotiating passage to Egypt ?? 15 - Eustace's two sons meet and recognise each other 18 - The emperor sends two men as emissaries to find Eustace 19 - The emperor's emissaries meet Eustace but don't recognise their former commander 16 - The Emperor's emissaries realise that their host is the man they seek 14 - Eustace and his family board a boat to Egypt 20 - Before Eustace can reach land, a lion snatches away his eldest son 21 - Shepherds rescue Eustace's younger son from the jaws of a wolf 22 - Without any of them recognising each other, Eustace receives his two sons as new recruits 23 - The emissaries telling Eustace's neighbours about his former exploits 25 - Eustace's wife leaves her inn to visit her long-lost husband 26 - A recruiting officer selects one of Eustace's sons for millitary service 27 - The Emperor gives thanks to his idols for Eustace's victory 28 - Eustace refuses to join the Emperor in worshipping his idols 29 + 32 - The Emperor orders Eustace's execution 30 + 33 - Attendents at the execution of Eustace and his family 03 - Placidus and a companion hunting deer 10 - After a series of disasters, Eustace and his family abandon their home 17 - The sailors kidnap Eustace's wife, casting him and his sons overboard 24 - Eustace is finally reunited with his wife and children 31 - Eustace and his newly reunited family are all roasted to death in a bull-shaped cauldron