Sens; Martyrdom of St. Stephen; central portal, west facade.
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Title:Sens; Martyrdom of St. Stephen; central portal, west facade
Notes:Martyrdom of St. Stephen; medallions at upper left and right are the open and closed gate of paradise. Before their destruction, the embrasures held jamb figures representing the twelve apostles for the first time in gothic portal iconography. [Williamson, pg. 33]
Building:Cathédrale de Sens

Person as Subject:Stephen (martyr)
Lectionary links:AAllS
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Sens -- Medieval, 500-1500

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Attribution:Sens; Martyrdom of St. Stephen; central portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved September 23, 2020].
Record Number:27117 Last Updated: 2010-12-02 16:09:34 Record Created: 2002-08-01 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition