Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; left portal, west facade.
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; left portal, west facade
Notes:Ascension portal (left portal, west facade): detail of tympanum and lintel depicting Christ's ascension, flanked by two angels (tympanum), and angels descending on apostles (lintel). Although called the ascension portal, the full implications of the subjects depicted are theologically complex. [Villette, pg. 55]

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

Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Scripture:Acts 1:1-11
Person as Subject:Angels (Biblical figures)
Lectionary links:AAscn
General Subject:Ascension of Christ
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73E42
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 B1

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:Chartres Cathedral; Christ, angels, apostles; left portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 21, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:26283 Last Updated: 2022-06-17 13:49:57 Record Created: 2002-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Villette, Jean. Les Portails de la cathedrale de Chartres. Editions J.M. Garnier, 1994.