Laon; Coronation, Death, and Assumption of the Virgin, Tree of Jesse, Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, Jesse, David, Bathesheba; tympanum and archivolts of the center portal, west facade (Coronation Portal).
 
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Title:Laon; Coronation, Death, and Assumption of the Virgin, Tree of Jesse, Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, Jesse, David, Bathesheba; tympanum and archivolts of the center portal, west facade (Coronation Portal)
Notes:On the tympanum, Virgin Mary, crowned, sits opposite her son, surrounded by two angels standing and holding censors and two others kneeling. The lintel shows Mary's death and burial. The archivolt 1 (innermost) depicts angels carrying Virgin's possessions; the archivolts 2 and 3 depict the Tree of Jesse (with Jesse, asleep, holding the tree, and both King David with his harp and Bathesheba, Solomon's mother, on the boughs), and the prophets who announced Christ's birth. [Martinet 7]

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

Date:1155-
Building:Cathédrale de Laon
City/Town:Laon
Country:France

Scripture:Samuel II, 12:24-25
Isaiah 11:1-10
General Subject:Tree of Jesse
Assumption of the Virgin
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Laon -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E7
73A21
11I1

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Attribution:Laon; Coronation, Death, and Assumption of the Virgin, Tree of Jesse, Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, Jesse, David, Bathesheba; tympanum and archivolts of the center portal, west facade (Coronation Portal), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=27225 [retrieved November 29, 2020].
Record Number:27225 Last Updated: 2020-11-11 08:43:00 Record Created: 2002-08-01 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Martinet, Suzanne. Laon Cathedral. [Laon, France]: Impr. du Courrier de l'Aisne, 1989.