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Panels 14-15 - Laurence is questioned a second time
Description:
Laurence is brought back out of prison and presented to Decius, who again demands of him where he has hidden the treasures if the Church. In response Laurence points to the crowds of poor, sick and lame people outside the Imperial Palace and explains that these are the only true 'treasures of the Church'.

The artist has divided the scene across three panels. In the centre, Decius sits on his throne flanked by his henchmen, a finger raised in interrogation. Laurence stands to the right, hands bound but pointing the the adjacent panel, where the crowds raise their hands to him in veneration. Counterbalancing the forces of good, as it were, is Decius' sidekick Valerianus, who sits in the left-hand panel, both hands raised in a common gesture representing disputation.