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#2430: Portal of St. Anne: Lintels

Photo 2430: Portal of St. Anne: Lintels - Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Photo Details

Photo ID
2430
Date
2008-07-21
Location
Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Description
The Portal of St. Anne was installed around 1225 but its tympanum, upper lintel and some of the archivolts date from around 1150. Shown here are the left sides of the two lintels. The upper lintel (c. 1150-55) depicts scenes from the Infancy of Christ. From left: Nativity of Christ, the angels' announcement to the shepherds, two bearded men, King Herod, and the Three Magi. The lower lintel (c. 1225) depicts stories pertaining to the marriages of Joachim and Anne (left) and Mary and Joseph (right, seen here). Anne is the Virgin Mary's mother, who is mentioned in early Christian stories but not in the Bible.
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Resolution
3842 x 2545 px
File Size
9.25 MB
ISO
100
Geotag
48.852977° N, 2.349937° E
Date Digitized
July 21, 2008
Date Uploaded
December 1, 2009
Credit
Holly Hayes