Chartres Cathedral; Balaam, Queen of Sheba, Solomon; bases of left embrasure figures, right portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Balaam, Queen of Sheba, Solomon; bases of left embrasure figures, right portal, north transept
Notes:Detail of bases (from left) of figures of Balaam, Queen of Sheba, and Solomon (jamb of Old Testament portal in north transept). Balaam's base is a small ass. The Queen of Sheba's base is an Ethiopian, a black man with a money sack and vessel. Solomon's base is a figure that may represent Marculfus the Fool extracting a thorn.

Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.

Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
Object/Function:Relief sculpture
Material:Stone
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Numbers 22-24
Person as Subject:Balaam (Biblical figure)
Queen of Sheba (Biblical figure)
Solomon, King of Israel (Biblical figure)
General Subject:Asses
Ethiopians
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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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Balaam, Queen of Sheba, Solomon; bases of left embrasure figures, right portal, north transept, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=26379 [retrieved April 13, 2021].
Record Number:26379 Last Updated: 2020-12-22 10:54:22 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition