Chartres Cathedral; Life of Mary, the mother of Jesus; lower lintel, right portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Life of Mary, the mother of Jesus; lower lintel, right portal, west facade
Notes:Detail of lintel of the Mary portal, depicting scenes from life of Mary. From left: annunciation by angel Gabriel, visitation (Mary and Elizabeth), and nativity.The signs of the zodiac represent the passage of celestial time, and in the 12th century they began to be used in French church portals, accompanied by the labors of the months, which represented the passage of terrestrial time.Third Sunday in Advent, Year A:This image is of the Annunciation and Visitation, and it specifically connects with the lectionary reading of the Magnificat in Luke.
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Luke 1:26-38
Luke 1:39-56
Lectionary links:ANatv
BNatv
CNatv
General Subject:Annunciation to Mary
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73A52
73A6
73B13
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 C1

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Record Number:26354 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:04:30 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
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