• Medieval Rose  Window of the South Transept of the Gothic Cathedral of Chartres, France- Circa 1225-30. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dedicated to Christ, who is shown in the central oculus, right hand raised in benediction, surrounded by adoring angels. Two outer rings of twelve circles each contain the 24 Elders of the Apocalypse, crowned and carrying phials and musical instruments. The central lancet beneath the rose shows the Virgin carrying the infant Christ. Either side of this are four lancets showing the four evangelists sitting on the shoulders of four Prophets - a rare literal illustration of the theological principle that the New Testament builds upon the Old Testament. This window was a donation of the Mauclerc family, the Counts of Dreux-Bretagne, who are depicted with their arms in the bases of the lancets
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last  Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: scenes of the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: scenes from the Last Day of Judgement.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: scenes from the Last Day of Judgement.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes of the Damned in Hell Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes of the Damned in Hell Last  Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • West facade with the Royal Portal of the gothic  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Scenes from the Last Day of Judgement. Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Late Gothic sculptures and architectural additions to the facade of the 12th century Romanesque Ferrara Duomo, Italy
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • Tympanum of central west portal: Christ in Majesty presides over the Last Day of Judgement, supported by an array of saints.  Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Amiens, France
  • The Neo Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • The Neo Gothic statues of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Monument outside the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Monument outside the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Monument outside the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .West Facade, right Portal, left jam c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of four elongated human figures. 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, James Major and James Minor. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • .South Porch, Right Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Statues- Martin, Jerome , Gregory and Avit . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic sculpted columns from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . 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, from left 1) Isaiah 2) Jeremiah 3) Simeon holding the Christ Child. 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statue of from left to right, they are Matthew , Thomas, Philip (with sword), Andrew (with cross) and Peter (with cross and keys),  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch left jam. Gothic statue of (left) Andrew and Peter with cross and keys. Cathedral of Chartres, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • South Porch left jam. Gothic statue of Philip with sword. Cathedral of Chartres, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  Tympanum and lintel depicting Christ and the Last Judgement. Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  lintel depicting The Damned of  the Last Judgement. Cathedral of Chartres, France. 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.
  • 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. .
  • 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 flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the North porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the South Porch of Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .West Facade, central Portal c. 1145,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of four elongated human figures with halos. The leftmost is a bearded man holding a book. The next is a crowned man with long hair and a beard also holding a book. The next is a crowned female with elaborate garments. The rightmost is a bearded, crowned man holding a scroll. Some scholars believe that the jamb figures are the ancestors of Christ.. 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.
  • .South Porch, Right Portal c. 1194-1230,  Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres, France. Gothic statues of from left to right they are .Statues- Martin, Jerome and Gregory. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues holding a sundial from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Gothic sculpted illustrated column capitals  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • .South Porch, Right Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statues of the 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. .
  • Gothic Archivolts from the Cathedral of Chartres, France.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • West Facade, Left Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic sculpture of the archivolts on which are the Signs of the Zodiac, this one is Scorpio the crab . See Fassler, pp 507-10.. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • .South Porch, Right Portal archivolts c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France. Gothic statues of the 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. .
  • 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. .
  • 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. .
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Facade, Central Portal, Archivolts- Right c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures, from  the center the inner archivolt contains figures of angels standing on clouds. They hold round objects. (Perhaps these are wheels- the symbol for the Thrones, one of the choirs of angels described in Old Testament Book of Ezekiel 1:13-19. - JV) .The outer archivolts (right) contain figures of the Elders of the Apocalypse (Apocalypse, Chapter 4). They are depicted as bearded, haloed men wearing crowns seated on thrones. Each holds a musical instrument (Apocalypse, 5:8). 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 Isaiah. 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, from left,  of Simeon holding the Christ Child and  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. .
  • North Porch, Central Portal, right Jambs- General View c. 1194-1230. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues of figures of, from left Isaiah and Jeremiah. 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 of, from left 1) the Old-Testament Priest/King Melchisedech holding a cup and Moses with the brazen serpent and the tablets of the Law. 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, 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, Central Portal - Left Jamb Figures c. 1145. Cathedral of Chartres, France . Gothic statues on the left jamb of the central portal. All have haloes. The leftmost is a crowned woman whose hair is in long plaits; she holds a book. The central figure is a bearded man in a cap that resembles the ones worn by other jamb figures and by figures in the tympanum of the right portal. He holds an unidentified object. The figure nearest the portal is a bearded man holding a scroll and raising one hand- palm outwards- towards the viewer. 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. .
  • 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, 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 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 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 left jam. Gothic statue of Philip with sword. Cathedral of Chartres, France.  A UNESCO World Heritage Site. .
  • Medieval Gothic Sculptures of the South portal  Tympanum and lintel depicting Christ and the Last Judgement. Cathedral of Chartres, France. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Astrological Clock in the choir screen  of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The chancel screen includes, on the south side, an impressive astrological clock dating from the 16th century. It told not only the time but the day of the week, the month of the year, the time of sunrise and sunset, the phase of the moon and the current sign of the zodiac. Its inner works were partially destroyed in 1793.
  • 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 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 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 flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Depicting Christ being baptised by John The Baptist.
  • 16th century flamboyant gothic Choir screen and ambulatory of the Cathedral of Chartres, France. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Gothic statues  from the Cathedral of Chartres, France. . A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Stream flowing from St Andrews Well in the gardens of the Bishops Palace of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Gate house  of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Interior vaulted roof of the Chapter House of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Gardens of the Bishops Palace of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The aisle of the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The interior and organ of the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The aisle of the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The vaulted ceiling of the Chapter House of  the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The vaulted ceiling of the Chapter House of  the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • The vaulted ceiling of the Chapter House of  the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England
  • Statues on the facade of the the medieval Wells Cathedral built in the Early English Gothic style in 1175, Wells Somerset, England

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