The left splay with John and Peter
The left splay with PeterPeter, with the identifying key, has the privileged spot underneath Christ in the tympanum and nearest to his right. His halo has bead-and-reel ornament and his garment is beautifully decorated at the cuffs and facings. Like the drapery on Thomas, his has "S"-curve folds at the two hems.
The right splay with James Major and Paul
James MajorOf James, Stoddard says, "he is the most fluid and agitated of all the Saint-Gilles apostles. Further, as a comparison with Roman sculpture in Arles reveals, James Major possesses more pagan overtones than any of the other monumental figures. The thin, clinging drapery over the stomach and legs in the Roman statues appear [sic] on James's right leg, while the freedom of the cloak on the sides of the Roman statues has its counterparts in the flaring yet congealed draperies on each side of James Major. The Romanesque sculptor, however, has frozen the action, flattened the mass, and related James to a specific architectural frame" (31).
PaulLike James, Paul has an exposed ankle. The drapery folds are different, however, and seem to have distinct ridges. His head, bald with beard and mustache, has large ears. His strong hands hold his scroll.
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