This is one of a set
of large frescoes in the chapel by Girolamo Sciolante da Sermoneta and
Conte tracing the conversion of Clovis and his court to the Christian
St. Remigius can be
seen in the background curing the blind man, an episode from the legend
that befits the king's resolution in the main scene to accept Christ
and reject the idolatry symbolized by the broken statue at his
In the foreground we
see Clovis's Christian wife Clotilde, who had heretofore been
unsuccessful in her attempts to convert him.
The label provided
in the church treats this episode as antecedent to Clovis' victory over
the Alemans, and a consequence of it. But in the Golden Legend
the king resolves that he will become a Christian if he wins the battle; when
Christ delivers the victory, Clovis keeps his vow.
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