Chartres Cathedral; Christ, four Evangelists; tympanum and lintel, central portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, four Evangelists; tympanum and lintel, central portal, west facade
Notes:Tympanum and lintel of central portal, west facade. Christ in Majesty surrounded by symbols of four Evangelists (four animals.) The lion represents Mark, the ox represents Luke, the man represents Matthew, and the eagle represents John. Voussoirs of archivolts depict angels, 24 crowned ancients/musicians of the Apocalypse. The Apostles, Elijah and Enoch are carved on lintel. [Villette, pg. 29-36]

Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.

Date:1145
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Revelation 4:6b-8
General Subject:Last Judgment
Four Evangelists
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11U1
11I42
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 A1

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, four Evangelists; tympanum and lintel, central 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=26289 [retrieved January 24, 2021].
Record Number:26289 Last Updated: 2021-01-14 12:22:12 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition