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Console with Doubting Thomas, early 13th century
24 in. x 17 11/16 in. x 18 1/2 in. (61 cm x 45 cm x 47 cm), overall
R. T. Miller Fund, 49.76
Not currently on view
About the Object
From the sacristy of the church of Saint-Martin de Candes, Indres-et-Loire.
This fine early Gothic console, which retains much of its original coloring, originally supported a vaulting rib in the sacristy of the small church of St. Martin-de-Candes. It illustrates an episode described in St. John's gospel (20:25-27) in which Christ affirms His resurrection. He is accompanied by St. Peter and three disciples who serve as witnesses of the miracle. The figure of Christ originally carried a cross-staff (now damaged), symbolizing His victory over death.
[Gallery label text, 1999]