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The St Cuthbert Window

22b St Cuthbert washing the feet of an angel

This panel is the first of two showing St Cuthbert hosting an angel disguised as a man. The scene is set outside the monastery where Cuthbert lived. He is shown receiving the angel, dressed as another monk and washing his feet. St Cuthbert kneels before the angel, who is seated in an elaborate chair with his bare feet extended towards a bowl of water.