Juan Valdés Leal, Christ in Majesty with SS. Peter and Clement

1686-88
Dome of the chapel presbytery, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, Seville.

Christ sits enthroned on a cloud, his five wounds visible on his side, feet, and hands. His right hand blesses the viewer while the left gestures to St. Clement, who swings a censer on the right. Clement is important to Seville because the city was conquered from the Moslems on his feast day in 1248. His attribute, an anchor, is in the foreground, along with broken timbers from the shipwreck that begins the narrative in his legend.

St. Peter is on the left, his left hand holding the keys that are his attribute. After his conversion to Christianity, Clement traveled to Judea to become Peter's disciple and was eventually made a bishop by him.

Left of the orb St. Lucy holds her attribute, a lamp in the shape of a bowl with fire rising from it. On the right of the orb, St. Agnes cradles in her arms the lamb that is her attribute.

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