Chartres Cathedral; Apostles; lintel, central portal, west facade.
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Title:Chartres Cathedral; Apostles; lintel, central portal, west facade
Notes:Lintel beneath tympanum (west facade): figures of apostles beneath winged lion (Mark) and Christ in glory (both partial view). Three apostles can be identified: Peter, directly below Christ on the viewer's left, with tightly curled hair and beard, holding part of the key to the kingdom; John, the unbearded youth to Peter's right; and Paul, holding the open parchment scroll. Elijah is the standing figure at the viewer's far left. [Villette, pg. 35-36]

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

Building:Cathédrale de Chartres
Object/Function:Relief sculpture

Person as Subject:Peter, the Apostle (Biblical figure)
John, the Apostle (Biblical figure)
Paul, the Apostle (Biblical figure)
Elijah (Biblical figure)
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Chartres -- Medieval, 500-1500
Index of Christian Art Number:20 C48 CND 14W,001 A1

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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; Apostles; lintel, central 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:26319 Last Updated: 2022-06-17 14:06:31 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.