North Porch, Central Portal, Right Archivolts c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France. The Jesse Tree shows the genealogy of Christ, based on the words of Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 11:1 " And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.") The Innermost archivolt contains angels. The second and fifth archivolts from the centre contains Old Testament prophets, many nimbed and holding scrolls. The third and fourth archivolts contain seated figures of the royal ancestors of Christ, surrounded by foliage of the Jesse Tree. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .

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North Porch, Central Portal, Right Archivolts c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France. The Jesse Tree shows the genealogy of Christ, based on the words of Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 11:1 " And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.") The Innermost archivolt contains angels. The second and fifth archivolts from the centre contains Old Testament prophets, many nimbed and holding scrolls. The third and fourth archivolts...
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