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#2375: Portal of the Virgin (c.1220)

Photo 2375: Portal of the Virgin (c.1220) - Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

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Photo ID
2375
Credit
Title
Portal of the Virgin (c.1220)
Caption
The Portal of the Virgin, dedicated to the patroness of the cathedral, is usually the exit door for modern visitors. It was sculpted second of the three portals, in the 1210s-1220s. The tympanum features the Coronation of the Virgin, with an angel crowning Mary while Christ blesses her and gives her a scepter. The top lintel depicts the Death of the Virgin - Mary lies on her death bed (corresponding to the Nativity bed in the same position on the right portal) surrounded by Jesus and the Twelve Apostles.
Geotag
48.852977° N, 2.349937° E
Uploaded
December 1, 2009
Camera
Canon EOS 40D
ISO
100