Peter and Paul Window: Peter and Nero
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Peter and Paul Window: Peter and Nero

St. Peter and Nero. Detail from a two-panel scene of the contest between St. Peter and Simon Magus before Nero in Rome. Simon flies off a tower with the help of demons, but when Peter prays, he crashes to the ground. The story is told in the apocryphal Acts of Peter. Detail of Peter and Paul Window in the ambulatory of Bourges Cathedral, dating from c.1215-25.