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Portal of St. Anne
Image ID
10113
Title
Portal of St. Anne
Caption
The Portal of St. Anne was the first of the three west portals to be installed (c.1200). Its tympanum is an earlier Romanesque work dating from about 1150. Anne is the mother of the Virgin Mary, who is mentioned in early Christian stories but not in the Bible. The tympanum shows the Virgin and Child on a throne, accompanied by two censing angels, a bishop and his assistant, and a king. The upper lintel depicts scenes from the advent of Christ (Annunciation, Nativity, Magi, etc.) and the lower lintel tells the stories of Anne and Joachim and Mary and Joseph. On the trumeau is a statue of Saint Marcel, a 5th-century bishop of Paris, who is vanquishing a dragon symbolising the scourges with which his diocese was cursed. Statues of Peter, Paul, and biblical monarchs (all remade in the 19th century) are on the door jambs.
Date Created
July 21, 2008
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
2516 x 3751 pixels
File Size
6.59 MB
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
70 mm
ISO
100
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
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