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Panel A4 - A man commissions a gold cup for St Nicholas's shrine (scene 1 of 3)
Description:
The first of three panels devoted to the legend of the golden cup. An elderly, childless couple pray to St Nicholas and are rewarded with a son. The man had previously promised a precious gold cup to the saint's shrine if their prayers were answered. However when the time came to honour the debt, he found he couldn't bear to part with his precious treasure - so instead he had a cheaper copy made.