Chartres Cathedral; Nativity, Adoration of Magi, Wise and Foolish Virgins, Virtues and Vices, Twelve Fruits of Holy Spirit; tympanum, left portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Nativity, Adoration of Magi, Wise and Foolish Virgins, Virtues and Vices, Twelve Fruits of Holy Spirit; tympanum, left portal, north transept
Notes:View of tympanum of left portal (north transept), depicting scenes from the nativity, the adoration of the Magi, and the adoration of the shepherds. The archivolts (beginning with the lowest) represent angels, the wise and foolish virgins, the conflict of the vices and virtues, and the 12 fruits of the Holy Spirit (portrayed as women). [see also Villette, pg. 164-165]
Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Luke 2:6-20
Matthew 2:11-12
Galatians 5:22-23
General Subject:Shepherds
Nativity
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73B13
73B57
73B14
73C841
11O
11E5
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14n,001

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Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Nativity, Adoration of Magi, Wise and Foolish Virgins, Virtues and Vices, Twelve Fruits of Holy Spirit; tympanum, left 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=26381 [retrieved September 26, 2016].
Record Number:26381 Last Updated: 2011-01-04 16:05:12 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.