Peter and Paul Window: Simon Magus Fails
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Peter and Paul Window: Simon Magus Fails

Simon Magus tries to raise the senator Nicostratus from the dead, but is only able to move his head a little. Behind him, St. Paul gestures to Peter's subsequent success at the same task. Detail of Peter and Paul Window in the ambulatory of Bourges Cathedral, dating from c.1215-25.