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#5141: West Portal Tympanum: Christ in Majesty

Photo 5141: West Portal Tympanum: Christ in Majesty - Chartres Cathedral

Photo Details

Photo ID
5141
Credit
Title
West Portal Tympanum: Christ in Majesty
Caption
The face of Christ on the central tympanum. Enthroned within a mandorla, Christ raises his right hand in blessing and holds the Book of Life in his left. This image of Christ is unique in cathedral sculpture and seems to equally embody his divine and human natures. Detail of 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 25, 2010
Camera
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO
200