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#5127: West Portal Frieze: Baptism of Christ

Photo 5127: West Portal Frieze: Baptism of Christ - Chartres Cathedral

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Photo ID
5127
Credit
Title
West Portal Frieze: Baptism of Christ
Caption
The Baptism of Christ, badly damaged. On the left is John the Baptist; Jesus is standing the waters of the Jordan in the center; and two angels hold his clothes on the right. (The grinning devil in the background is part of the Temptation of Christ.) Scene 26 of the capital frieze on the west portal (c.1150), also known as the Royal Portal, whose celebrated sculptures show the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. Chartres Cathedral, France.
Geotag
48.447799° N, 1.487773° E
Uploaded
March 24, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200