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Poitiers Cathedral: East Window: Crucifixion Detail

East Window: Crucifixion Detail

Detail of a very large Crucifixion of Christ, which is observed by the Virgin Mary, Longinus (with lance), Stephaton (with sponge), and St. John the Evangelist. Stephaton is depicted from behind but his face is fully shown, forcing him into an awkward position. Detail of east window in Poitiers Cathedral, dating from the late 12th century.