Chartres Cathedral; Ascension of Christ; left portal, west facade.
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Ascension of Christ; left portal, west facade
Notes:Portal of Ascension of Christ (left portal, west facade). Jesus Christ, apostles, angels, zodiac signs, labors of months. Voussoirs of archivolts depict signs of zodiac and accompanying labors of months. On tympanum, Christ ascends on cloud flanked by two angels. On lintel, angels descend on seated apostles. The theme of this doorway is more complex than just "ascension." [Villette, pg. 55]
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres

Scripture:Acts 1:1-11
Lectionary links:AAscn
General Subject:Ascension of Jesus
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E421
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B1

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Ascension of Christ; left portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 24, 2020]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:26282 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:11:18 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Villette, Jean. Les Portails de la cathedrale de Chartres. Editions J.M. Garnier, 1994.