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. January is on the left bottom, cutting the King's Cake. Capricorn is above. October is on the right bottom, harvesting acorns by hitting the tree. Above is Libra.
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

General Subject:Libra
Janus
Capricorn
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:23O11
23O41
23K11
23K41
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B2

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Record Number:26360 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 17:57:18 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
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