Chartres Cathedral; John the Baptist; north tower.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; John the Baptist; north tower
Notes:John the Baptist pointing to the Lamb of God; sixteenth century sculpture on the north tower. Lamb of God is one of the titles given to Jesus in the New Testament and consequently in the Christian tradition. It is believed to refer to Jesus' role as a sacrificial lamb atoning for the sins of man in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices in which a lamb was slain during the passover, the blood was sprinkled along the door, and the lamb was eaten.
Date:1500-
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:John 1:29-42
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist
General Subject:Lamb of God
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11H(JOHN THE BAPTIST)

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; John the Baptist; north tower, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=26373 [retrieved December 5, 2016].
Record Number:26373 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:05:54 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

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