Laon; Annunciation, Nativity, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Virtures and Vices, prophets; lintel, tympanum and archivolts of the north portal, west facade (Nativity Portal).
 
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Title:Laon; Annunciation, Nativity, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Virtures and Vices, prophets; lintel, tympanum and archivolts of the north portal, west facade (Nativity Portal)
Notes:On the lintel, from left to right, the scene of Annunciation (Gabriel and Mary standing), a shepherd (?), Mary reclining on a bed (partial view), and the infant Jesus lying on a sacrificial altar. An angel announcing to shepherds (?). On the tympanum, from left to right, Three Wise Men offering gifts, Mary crowned and sitting with infant Christ on the lap, an angel, Joseph the father of Jesus. The archivolt 1 (innermost) depicts angels, with the Holy Spirit (dove) descending from above. The archivolt 2 depicts the fight between vices and virtues, with Charity giving her cloak to a pauper at the top. The archivolt 3 shows prophets.[Martinet 9].Fourth Sunday in Advent, Year A: This image includes Joseph, emphasizing the theophany of Joseph, when an angel appears to Joseph in a dream, telling him of the virgin birth. This image reflects the lectionary text from Matthew.
Date:1155-
Building:Cathédrale de Laon
City/Town:Laon
Country:France

General Subject:Virtues and Vices
Adoration of the Magi
Queen of Heaven
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Laon -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73A521
73B131
73B57
11O

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Attribution:Laon; Annunciation, Nativity, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Virtures and Vices, prophets; lintel, tympanum and archivolts of the north portal, west facade (Nativity 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=27230 [retrieved October 1, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:27230 Last Updated: 2011-01-05 14:38:08 Record Created: 2002-08-01 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition