Bay 8 - Key

The Life of St Laurence

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1) Laurence is ordained deacon by Pope Sixtus II

2) Sixtus entrusts Laurence with the treasures of the Church

3) Laurence distributes the treasures to the poor

4) Laurence cures the headaches of a pious widow

5) Laurence washes the feet of the poor

6) Laurence cures a blind man, Crescentius

7) Decius demands the church's treasure

8) Laurence shows Decius "the treasures of the church"

9) Decius orders Laurence to worship an idol

10) Laurence is stripped and threatened with tortures

11) Laurence is beaten with lead-tipped whips (left panel)
12) Decius watching the torture (right panel)

13) Laurence is beaten with clubs

14) Laurence tied to a stake (more whipping)

15) Laurence baptises his guard, Romanus

16) Romanus is beheaded in front of Decius

17) Decius overseeing Laurence's execution
18) Laurence barbecued on an iron grill
19) Angels receiving Laurence's soul
20) Executioners tending the fire

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Grodecki Bay #:
Clement & Guitard p. 60-3
Cahier & Martin vol.? p. ?