Romanesque Frieze: Glorification of St. Stephen
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Romanesque Frieze: Glorification of St. Stephen

The glorification of St. Stephen, whose martyrdom is shown in the panel below. Christ receives the soul of the martyr with a gesture of blessing from the right. A sun or star can be seen next to Christ's head. Detail of Romanesque relief on the north side of the Tour de Gauzlin at Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire Abbey, 11th century.