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Portal of St. Anne: Tympanum (c.1150)
Image ID
2428
Title
Portal of St. Anne: Tympanum (c.1150)
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, taken from the former St. Stephen's Cathedral and dating from about 1150. Anne is the Virgin Mary's mother, who is mentioned in early Christian stories but not in the Bible. In the center are the Virgin and Child. Mary is enthroned under a canopy, wearing a crown and holding a sceptre; the Christ Child holds the Book of the Law and raises one hand in blessing. On either side of the throne and above are angels with censers. On the left is the bishop of Paris (possibly Saint Germain) and perhaps his treasurer. On the right is a king of France kneeling and holding a scroll, perhaps Childebert.
Date Created
July 21, 2008
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
3888 x 2592 pixels
File Size
6.51 MB
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Focal Length
191 mm
ISO
100
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
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