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Portal of the Virgin (c.1220): Saints and Zodiacs
Image ID
2425
Title
Portal of the Virgin (c.1220): Saints and Zodiacs
Caption
The Portal of the Virgin, dedicated to the patroness of the cathedral, was sculpted around 1210-20. The door-jamb statues, destroyed at the Revolution and replaced in the 19th century, represent, from left to right: Saint John the Baptist, Saint Stephen, Saint Genevieve and Pope Saint Sylvester. The abutments of the doors have panels representing life on earth. Depicted on the outside of the doors are weathered zodiac signs and Labors of the Months. Here can be seen four panels of zodiacs: Cancer (misplaced to represent July), Virgo, Libra, and a badly reduced Scorpio.
Date Created
July 21, 2008
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
3496 x 2284 pixels
File Size
4.23 MB
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
93 mm
ISO
100
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
Copyright Status
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