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Note that panels C-2 and C-6 were switched during a recent (1990s) restoration.
By working the mill, Paul, you take the flour from the
You make known the inner meaning of Moses' law.
From so many grains is made the true bread without bran,
The perpetual food of men and angels.
In the same window, where the veil is removed from Moses' face, it says,
What Moses veils, the doctrine of Christ unveils.
Those who despoil Moses bare the Law.
In the same window, under the ark of the covenant,
From the ark of the covenant is established the altar
There, by a greater covenant, life wishes to die.
Also in the same window, where the lion and lamb unseal the book,
He who is the great God, lion and lamb, unseals the book.
The lamb or lion becomes flesh joined to God.
Compare with other twelfth-century Saint-Denis windows.
Suger, ed. Panofsky (1979), pp. 74-75, 211-12.
Grodecki (1976), pp. 98-102, figs. 122-34.
Last updated by:JV Date: 03/98