Jesus blesses the woman with his right hand in the "Old
Believers" configuration, as in several of the other
miracles in this series. In Mark 12:42-44 and Luke 21:1-4
Jesus commends the woman for putting "two mites, which make a
farthing" into the Temple treasury: "Amen I say to you,
this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast
into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their
abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her
This is one of the 13 mosaics along the upper band of the left wall of the nave that follow the life of Christ.
See also a view of the
entire left wall with commentary on the iconography of
Jesus and the apostles in these mosaics.
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