Chartres Cathedral; Joseph, Judith (Sarah), Jesus Son of Sirach; right embrasure, right portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Joseph, Judith (Sarah), Jesus Son of Sirach; right embrasure, right portal, north transept
Notes:Old Testament portal figures (right jamb, north transept). From left: Joseph, Judith (or Sarah or the Sibyl), and Jesus Son of Sirach. Joseph (like Christ) was betrayed and sold by a companion; his socle represents a woman being enticed by a dragon, which could refer to Potiphar's wife as well as Israel listening to foreign gods (Jeremiah 3). Judith is the deliverer of her people (like Mary) and the socle dog represents the young widow's faithfulness to her husband. Jesus Son of Sirach stands on a socle representing a workman rebuilding the Temple, because he was confused with Jeshua who rebuilt the Temple after the exile (Ezra 3). See also Villette, pg. 150-152.
Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

General Subject:Sibyls
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11I62(JOSEPH)
46AA1262
11I62(JESUS SIRACH)
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14N,001 C7b

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Record Number:26375 Last Updated: 2011-01-01 17:39:35 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
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Bibliographic Source:Villette, Jean. Les Portails de la cathedrale de Chartres. Editions J.M. Garnier, 1994.