Chartres Cathedral; Isaiah, Gabriel, Mary; left embrasure jamb figures, left portal, north transept.
 
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Isaiah, Gabriel, Mary; left embrasure jamb figures, left portal, north transept
Notes:Three jamb figures to the left of the left portal (north transept). From left: Isaiah (head has been destroyed), the angel Gabriel, and Mary receiving the Annunciation. Isaiah's presence refers to his prophecy ("a virgin will conceive"); his base is a dragon. Gabriel's base is a devil, and Mary stands on the dragon in the tree of knowledge (referring to Eve in the story of the fall). The Isaiah figure could also be Joseph, the husband of Mary. See Villette, pg. 161-163.
Date:1204-1210
Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
City/Town:Chartres
Country:France

Scripture:Luke 1:26-38
General Subject:Annunciation to Mary
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:11I62(ISAIAH)
11G184
73A521
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14N,001 B4

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Record Number:26385 Last Updated: 2010-11-29 18:07:23 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.