Chartres Cathedral; Balaam, Queen of Sheba, Solomon; left embrasure figures, right portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Balaam, Queen of Sheba, Solomon; left embrasure figures, right portal, north transept
Notes:Old Testament portal figures (left jamb, north transept). From left: Balaam (standing on small ass), Queen of Sheba (standing on an Ethiopian black man with a money sack and a vessel), and Solomon (standing on a socle figure that may be Marculfus the Fool extracting a thorn). [Villette, pg. 149]
Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Stone
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Person as Subject:Marculfus (Merovingian figure)
Balaam (Biblical figure)
Queen of Sheba (Biblical figure)
Solomon, King of Israel
General Subject:Ethiopians
Asses
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:71E331
11I63(SHEBA)
11I62(SOLOMON)
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14N,001 C7a

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Record Number:26378 Last Updated: 2011-01-03 16:11:25 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.