Chartres Cathedral; zodiac signs and labors of months; archivolts, left portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; zodiac signs and labors of months; archivolts, left portal, west facade
Notes:Detail of archivolts depicting the signs of the zodiac and the labors of the months. The figure in the center is Scorpio. The signs of the zodiac represent the passage of celestial time; the labors of the months represent the passage of terrestrial time. The juxtaposition of the two cycles began to appear on church portals in the twelfth century.
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

General Subject:Scorpio
Zodiac
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:23O42
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B2

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Record Number:26359 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 17:57:37 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
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