Chartres Cathedral; Mary, Elizabeth, Daniel (Zechariah); right embrasure, left portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Mary, Elizabeth, Daniel (Zechariah); right embrasure, left portal, north transept
Notes:Bases of jamb figures of Mary, Elizabeth, and Daniel (or possibly Zechariah) in north transept. Mary's base is the burning bush of Exodus; Elizabeth's base is probably the prophet Habbakuk filling a water jar (in Bel and the Dragon, Habbakuk brought food to Daniel sealed in the lions' den without breaking the seals, an image of virginal conception); Daniel's base is the dragon idol he killed in Bel and the Dragon. See also Villette, pg. 162.Third Sunday in Advent, Year A:This image is of the Annunciation and Visitation, and it specifically connects with the lectionary reading of the Magnificat in Luke.
Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Luke 1:39-56
Daniel 2:34-35
Exodus 3:2-3
General Subject:Dragons
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73A6
71P125
71E1142
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14N,001 B5

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Record Number:26383 Last Updated: 2010-12-30 18:46:08 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
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