The third pillar with stories from the New TestamentTen rows here are divided by acanthus. In the bottommost row, center, Jacob sleeps, surrounded by prophets in the bottom and next to bottom row--partly obscured by the protective plastic shield. Their scrolls indicate they are prophets.
Left: second through the sixth row; center: the third and fourth rows with the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Magi
The Annunciation and Visitation--Mary goes to greet Elizabeth, who will also be bearing a child (John the Baptist)
The Birth of Jesus and the Visit of the Magi
|Other scenes include the Presentation in the Temple, the Flight into Egypt, the Slaughter of the Innocents and Jesus among the Doctors. Then, pictured below, is the Baptism of Jesus on the seventh row; on the right of this row, the Temptation in the Desert is depicted (not shown here). The eighth row depicts Jesus entering Jerusalem and his arrest in Gethsemane. The ninth panel shows the scourging of Jesus and His Crucifixion; the tenth depicts the three women at the tomb with the symbolism of the Resurrection.|
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