Chartres Cathedral; zodiac signs and labors of months; archivolts, left portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; zodiac signs and labors of months; archivolts, left portal, west facade
Notes:Detail of archivolts of Ascension (left portal, west facade), depicting labors of months: April (- Allegory of Spring - man wearing garland of flowers and holding branches of blossoming tree), May (hunter with falcon on wrist holding horse by bridle), June (man mowing hay with scythe), July (man wearing cap cutting grass with sickle), August (man untying sheaves) and September (men treading grapes in vat), accompanied by signs of zodiac, Aries (Ram), Taurus (Bull), Cancer (Crab) and Leo (Lion).
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

General Subject:Zodiac
Labors of the months
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:23O
23K
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B2

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; zodiac signs and labors of months; archivolts, left portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=26281 [retrieved September 25, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:26281 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 17:57:57 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition