St. Peter

Before 1270
Stained glass
Musée National de l'Age Médiévale, Paris
Originally in the Château de Rouen

St. Peter sits on a curule chair, which was used by the magistrates of ancient Rome and was a symbol of their authority. Carved into the sides of the chair are two lion faces, which were not a feature of the ancient chairs. Perhaps they here symbolize the saint's power.

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