Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sleepeng Woman

Sleepeng Woman

Mary standing at the foot of the cross. In
the lowest quatrefoil is the Archangel Michael
transfixing the dragon with his lance. To
the right of the subject first described is
represented the Death of the Virgin Mary
in the presence of the Apostles, and, to the
left, her Burial. Beyond this last scene is
our Lord meeting St. Mary Magdalene in
the garden, and next, in the angle of the
cope, is St. Philip. To the left of the Cru-
cifixion group is St. Peter, and beyond,
St. Bartholomew. Below St. Peter is St.
Andrew. On the right side, next to the
scene representing the Death of the Virgin
Mary is our Saviour overcoming the Unbelief
of St. Thomas, and beyond, in the right
angle of the cope, St. James the Less. To
the right of the Crucifixion group is St.
Paul ; next, St. Matthew ; and below, St.
James the Greater. In the intervening spaces
are represented the three hierarchies of angels.
Two other figures, those of a layman and a
cleric, are placed near the long orphrey. Each
figure bears an inscribed scroll, which is now
fragmentary and illegible. This is, unfortu-
nately, not the only place where the cope has
been injured.

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