Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze- Life of the Virgin
Title of Image
Scenes 10 - 11
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Left Frieze, Life of Mary and Infancy of Christ, Left Side of Central Portal
From the right:
10: Marriage of Mary and Joseph
Mary (veiled) holds the hand of Joseph (right). Behind Mary is a bearded man with his hand on her arm (a priest? Joachim?). Neither Mary nor Joseph has a halo.
11: Joseph takes Mary home
Joseph (left) stands at left. Mary (headless) stands beside him, touching his arm. For a discussion of the prototypes for this scene, see Heimann (p. 78). Heimann also mentions that, according to Lafontaine-Dosogne, this scene is present in Byzantine art, but is rarely found in medieval art in Western Europe. (Heimann, p. 77). Neither Mary nor Joseph has a halo.
At right are figures from:
8: Mary Mounting the Three Steps to the Temple.
At left are figures from:
12: Annunciation to the Virgin.
Country
France
Location
Chartres
Style
Gothic
Type of Work
Sculpture
Subtype of Work
Capital Frieze
Material
Stone
Subject
Cathédrale de Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church decoration and ornament--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Church architecture--France--Chartres--Pictorial works.;Christian art and symbolism--France--Chartres--Medieval, 500-1500--Pictorial works.
Bibliography
Photographer
Philip Maye
Copyright
Identifier
FCSP18110000
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Chartres: Cathedral of Notre-Dame

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