Bay 112 - Miracles of the Virgin and St Bernard's Dispute with the Duke of Aquitaine

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List of Scenes:

Panel A1 - Mary appearing to a mason who lacks a crane to finish her church
Panel A2 - The mason tells his workers that only the children can lift the columns

Panel A3 - As Mary promised, the children are able to raise the columns easily

Panel B1 - During a famine, some monks discover their granaries are empty
Panel B2 - Mary intervenes and fills their granaries to overflowing
Panel B3 - Monks singing before an altar dedicated to the Virgin

Panel B4 - Four monks kneeling in prayer before a statue of the Virgin

Panel C1 - A painter polychroming a statue of the devil
Panel C2 - During a famine, some monks discover that their coffers are empty
Panel C3 - The devil smashes the painter's scaffolding
Panel C4 - An image of the Virgin reaches out to save the painter from falling
Panel C5 - Honorific lamp over the Altar

Panel D1 - A painter polychroming a statue of the Virgin
Panel D2 - Monks singing before an altar dedicated to the Virgin
Panel D3 - Mary intervenes again and the monk's coffers are fill to overflowing
Panel D4 - Four monks kneeling in prayer before a statue of the Virgin

Panel E1 - St Bernard confronting the Duke of Aquitaine
Panel E2 - St Bernard reproaching the Duke of Aquitaine
Panel E3 - St Bernard lecturing the Duke of Aquitaine on his conduct

Locations of the panels:

Overview:
 

NB. during some stage in this window's history, a restorer has replaced some of the panels in the wrong positions, most obviously by transposing C2 and D1. This not only makes the narrative rather confusing but it also spoils what would otherwise be a very balanced composition.

For a large view of how it should look (which will open as a simple jpeg file in a new window), click here.

 

 
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E1 - St Bernard confronting the Duke of Aquitaine with the Holy Sacrament E2 - St Bernard reproaching the Duke of Aquitaine E3 - St Bernard lecturing the Duke of Aquitaine on his conduct D1 - A painter polychroming a statue of the Virgin D2 - Monks singing before an altar dedicated to the Virgin D3 - Mary intervenes again and the monk's coffers are fill to overflowing D4 - Four monks kneeling in prayer before a statue of the Virgin C1 - A painter polychroming a statue of the devil C2 - During a famine, some monks discover that their coffers are empty C3 - The devil smashes the painter's scaffolding C4 - An image of the Virgin reaches out to save the painter from falling C5 - Honorific lamp over the Altar B1 - During a famine, some monks discover that their granaries are empty B2 - Mary intervenes and fills their granaries to overflowing B3 - Monks singing before an altar dedicated to the Virgin B4 - Four monks kneeling in prayer before a statue of the Virgin A3 - As Mary promised, the children are able to raise the columns easily A2 - ? Scene concerning the columns of Solomon's Temple ? A1 - A1 - Mary appearing to a mason who lacks a crane to finish her church