Laon; Nativity, Annunciation, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Presentation in the Temple; north portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Laon; Nativity, Annunciation, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Presentation in the Temple; north portal, west facade
Notes:The tympanum depicts the Three Kings offering gifts to Mary and the infant Jesus; the lintel shows the Annunciation and the Nativity scene with shepherds; the left jamb figures depict the Annunciation, and the right jamb figures, the Presentation in the Temple. The archivolts depict angels, Virtues and Vices, and 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

Scripture:Matthew 2:12
Luke 1:26-56
Luke 2:21-40
General Subject:Adoration of the Magi
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Laon -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73A52
73B13
73B57
73B4

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Attribution:Laon; Nativity, Annunciation, Visit by the Three Wise Men, Presentation in the Temple; north portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=27232 [retrieved December 9, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:27232 Last Updated: 2010-12-07 16:26:49 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.