Pentecost from the Cluny Lectionary
Date Early 12th century
Movement Mature Romanesque
Medium Tempera on vellum
Dimensions 9 x 5″
Housed at Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris
As in the apse at Berzé-la-Ville, there is a considerable amount of Byzantine influence at work; for example, Christ is depicted as Pantocrator, and highlights line his garments along with those of his Apostles. Hierarchical perspective places Peter directly below Christ and at the center—this is significant, as St. Peter was Cluny’s patron saint.