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Panel D6 - St Nicholas warning the pilgrims about the oil
Description:
Strictly speaking, this and the preceding panel are part of the same scene. Rather than showing St Nicholas in the guise of a holy man in the midst of the other pilgrims (in keeping with the text), the artist has shown him reaching out from his shrine to issue his warning. As well as strengthening the spatial correlation between saint and shrine, this has fortuitously positioned St Nicholas standing outside his shrine in the top right hand panel, as if framing the whole narrative.