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Aulnay de Saintonge Church: South Portal: Elders of the Apocalypse

South Portal: Elders of the Apocalypse

Detail of the third archivolt, which has 31 front-facing figures wearing crowns and holding vials and musical instruments. These attributes identify them as the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, althogh aesthetic and architectural factors required the increase in their number to 31.