Chartres Cathedral; elders, angels; left archivolts, central portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; elders, angels; left archivolts, central portal, west facade
Notes:Left archivolts of central portal, west facade. From left to right, two male figures representing the 24 elder musicians of the Apocalypse; then two of twelve angels surrounding Christ in Majesty. Each elder holds a container of perfume and a musical instrument [Villette, pg. 31-35]
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Revelation 4:1-11
General Subject:Apocalyptic imagery
Elders
Music
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G211
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 A2

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; elders, angels; left archivolts, 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=26303 [retrieved September 30, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:26303 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:08:21 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.