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The Pilgrimage Window

5a The Virgin Mary and ?Two Holy Women

This is the left-hand panel of a Crucifixion scene that extends across the window. On the left is an unnimbed woman who wears a green robe and yellow mantle drawn over her head and across her chest; on the right is the nimbed figure of the Virgin, who wears a blue robe and a green cloak around her shoulders, and turns away from the cross in the central light, reaching out to the figure on the left. The late seventeenth-century description of James Torre mentions only these two figures, but the remnants of a third, in white mantle and behind and between the main figures, were noted in the 19th century. The 15th-century head of Christ crowned with thorns was inserted in 1948.