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#4140: Jesse Window (c.1150): King, Mary and Christ

Photo 4140: Jesse Window (c.1150): King, Mary and Christ - Chartres Cathedral

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Photo ID
4140
Credit
Title
Jesse Window (c.1150): King, Mary and Christ
Caption
A king, the Virgin Mary and Christ surrounded by seven doves representing the gifts of the spirit. Detail of the Jesse Window, dating from about 1150. It depicts the Tree of Jesse, a popular medieval motif showing a family tree of the royal ancestory of Christ. It is based on the prophecy of Isaiah: "there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots" (Isaiah 11:1). This window, the right lancet beneath the west rose, is one of only a few survivors of the fire of 1194 that destroyed most of the previous cathedral.
Geotag
48.447799° N, 1.487773° E
Uploaded
January 8, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
1600