The Woman Taken in Adultery

9th century
Convent Church of St. John the Baptist, Müstair, Switzerland

Jesus is seated in the temple area as in John 8:2 when the woman is brought before him. His being seated is regularly mentioned in the commentaries as a symbol of "the humility of his Incarnation" (Catena Aurea, IV, i, 281; Glossa Ordinaria, V, 1152). With the presence of the woman and the temple in the background, it also helps us identify the scene.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.