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Marriage at Cana



 Jesus attended a wedding feast at Cana in Galilee with his mother and some of his disciples.  At some point in the proceedings the wine ran out.  Jesus ordered six stone jars to be filled with water, but when the master of ceremonies tasted the water he discovered it was a wine of excellent quality.  Turning water into wine was Christ's first public miracle.

This panel probably commemorates a particular marriage, as the two large figures flanking it show a man with a goose on his shield, symbolizing providence and vigilance, while the woman has a crowned heart on her shield to indicate her loyalty.  On the panel itself Christ is in the foreground pointing towards the six stone jars, the bride and groom sit opposite him in the centre, a figure on the left, possibly the master of ceremonies, samples the wine, and the figure on the right is most likely to be Mary.