Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; left portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; left portal, west facade
Notes:Ascension portal (left portal, west facade): detail of tympanum and lintel depicting Christ's ascension, flanked by two angels (tympanum), and angels descending on apostles (lintel). Although called the ascension portal, the full implications of the subjects depicted are theologically complex. [Villette, pg. 55]
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Stone
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Acts 1:1-11
Lectionary links:AAscn
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CAscn
General Subject:Ascension of Jesus
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E42
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B1

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; 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=26283 [retrieved September 30, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:26283 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:09:44 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.