The Martyrdom of St. Thomas the Apostle

1315-20
Stained glass
Regensburg Cathedral

This is a detail from the north window in the chancel. While the King of India observes, the high priest runs St. Thomas through with a sword. On the saint's halo is his name, THOMAS. On the scroll to the right is the legend REX IND, for "King of India." This image follows the account in the Golden Legend, which does not name the king or the priest.

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Photographed at the cathedral by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.