Chartres Cathedral; Sarah, Abraham, Hagar, Adam, Eve; jamb figures, left embrasure, left portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Sarah, Abraham, Hagar, Adam, Eve; jamb figures, left embrasure, left portal, west facade
Notes:Three north portal column figures (a king standing between two queens, seen from waist down, possibly Sarah, Abraham and Hagar) and their bases. From left to right: the pedestal figures depict a man with snakes encircling his body, a queen standing on a dragon, and an ape with other animals. The meaning of the base figures is unknown, although it has been suggested that they represent Adam, the new Eve, the serpent. [Villette, pg. 62-63]
Date:1145-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

General Subject:Serpent
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11I63(SARAH)
11I62(ABRAHAM)
11I63(HAGAR)
11I62(ADAM & EVE)
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,002 C

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Record Number:26369 Last Updated: 2011-01-03 16:36:29 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.