• 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. .
  • North Porch, Central Portal, left Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the Old-Testament Priest/King Melchisedech holding a cup. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, left Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from the left.1) the Old-Testament Priest/King Melchisedech holding a cup..2) Abraham sacrificing Isaac.3) Moses with the brazen serpent and the tablets of the Law.4) Samuel, sacrificing a lamb.5) King David.This portal was cleaned in the 1990's. The cleaning uncovered the yellowish sizing material that at one time served as a base for the paint and gilding which once decorated the figures.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal - Right Jamb Figures- General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures. The group to the left some scholars believe that the jamb figures are the ancestors of Christ.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal - Right Jamb Figures- General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures that some scholars believe that the jamb figures are the ancestors of Christ.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, right Royal Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Tympanum - Virgin and Child enthroned, flanked by angels..Upper Lintel - the Presentation at the Temple.Lower Lintel - Nativity Scenes (The Annunciation to the Virgin, the Visitation, the Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds).Inner archivolt - angels..Outer archivolts - Liberal Arts and their associated scribes. (See discussion in Katzenellenbogen, pp. 15-21 and in Kidson, pp. 20-1). On the bottom left are the Zodiac signs of Pisces and Gemini . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Left Portal - General View of Tympanum c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum of the left door shows the Ascension or the Second Coming. Christ (crossed halo) stands on a cloud, supported by two angels. Below are four angels (descending from the clouds?) Some of them have their mouths open (singing?). On the lintel below are ten seated men holding books or scrolls and looking upward (apostles?). On the archivolts are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal Lintel - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The lintel shows gothic sculptures of the twelve apostles. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Jesus Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Left Jambs. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the four ?Confessors? important intellectual and spiritual leaders, most of whom lived during the early centuries of the Church. They stand on historiated socles- there are canopies offer their heads with architectural motifs. From left to right they are .1) Laumer (also called Lomer or Laudomarus), a local saint who was founder and Abbot of the nearby monastery of Corbion in the 6th century..2) Pope Leo I, an influential early Pope.3) a figure that is either Ambrose or Thomas Becket .4) Nicholas, bishop of Myra (two of his miracles appear in the tympanum).The figure of Laumer was added after the rest of the portal was created. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Left Jambs. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the four ?Confessors? important intellectual and spiritual leaders, most of whom lived during the early centuries of the Church. They stand on historiated socles- there are canopies offer their heads with architectural motifs. From left to right they are .1) Laumer (also called Lomer or Laudomarus), a local saint who was founder and Abbot of the nearby monastery of Corbion in the 6th century..2) Pope Leo I, an influential early Pope.3) a figure that is either Ambrose or Thomas Becket .4) Nicholas, bishop of Myra (two of his miracles appear in the tympanum).The figure of Laumer was added after the rest of the portal was created. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch right jam. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of the Apostles (haloed, carrying the instruments of their deaths). From left to right they are Paul (characteristic facial features, carrying a sword) , John (beardless, carrying a book and what Houvet says is part of a palm frond) , James Major (carrying a sword and a pilgrim's pouch) , James Minor (carrying a club) , Bartholomew. On the socles on which they stand are their persecutors, mostly crowned figures holding scrolls and looking upward. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch left jam. Gothic statue of Philip with sword. Cathedral of Chartres, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century Choir screen and ambulatory of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. Depicting the Three Wise Men visiting the Baby Jesus Christ and Mary. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West facade with the Royal Portal of the gothic  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .West Facade, Left Portal c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of three elongated jamb statues are on the left side of the left portal. All have canopies and stand on figural bases. All hold books or scrolls. Their height increases from left to right. Note the figured columns between them.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, central Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Paul, John and James Major A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Left Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statues of the archivolts on which are the Signs of the Zodiac and the Labors of the Months. See Fassler, pp 507-10.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from left,  of  Simeon holding the Christ Child. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from left,  of  John the Baptist holding the Agnus Dei. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures of Jeremiah. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Jesus Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal Tympanum - General View c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . The tympanum shows gothic sculptures of Christ in Majesty surrounded by the four Evangelist Symbols. The inner archivolt contains angels. On the two outer archivolts are the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse. On the lintel are the twelve Apostles flanked by two other figures holding scrolls (Elisha and Enoch?). A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, Left Portal (Martyrs). Archivolts - Stephen Disputes with the Jews (Acts 6:9). Cathedral of Chartres, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • South Porch, Right Portal, Tympanum- General View.This portal is dedicated to the Confessors. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Tympanum and Lintel: Miracles by two very popular saints, Martin and Nicholas, are shown on the tympanum and lintel. Both saints have figures on the jambs below and several windows in the interior lower level and clerestory..On the left is the Miracle of Martin's cloak. In the lower left panel, Martin, a young Roman stationed in Amiens, met a beggar at the city gate one cold day. Moved by the man's suffering, Martin cut his cloak in half and gave him one of the pieces. In the upper left panel, Martin is shown sleeping. His dream is shown on the tympanum; Christ appears wearing the piece of the cloak he gave to the beggar, who had really been Christ..On the right are miracles of Nicholas. In the bottom panel, Nicholas anonymously gives dowries to three indigent girls. On the upper right, pilgrims at Nicholas's tomb, which supposedly gave off a miraculous healing fluid. .Archivolts: .On the lower register of archivolts are miracles of Gilles, including the Mass of St. Gilles (right). The other archivolts show various Confessors.A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. The portal shaows the Last Judgement and the small figures represent "The Damned". A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. The portal shaows the Last Judgement and the small figures represent "The blessed". A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. The portal shaows the Last Judgement and the small figures represent "The blessed". A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West facade with the Royal Portal of the gothic  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stained glass Windows of Cathedral of Chartres, France - showing Jesus Christ and Mary. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site..
  • Medieval stained glass Window of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France - dedicated to The life of St Lubin. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Windows of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France, dedicated to St Martin of Tour.    A UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the top central oval panel St Martin is ordained Bishop of Tour, box below left Martin is attacked by brigands. Bottom central oval panel shows Martin being baptised.

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