Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze, Ministry and Passion of Christ
Title of Image
Scene 27
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Right Frieze, Life of Christ, Right Side of Central Portal
27: Temptation of Christ
(Matthew 4:1-11)
Christ stands at left (with cruciform nimbus). He gestures toward the devil with his right hand. To the right is a short figure of Satan, with a round head, bulbous nose, and large, sharp teeth. He has a mustache and sparse hair. Behind Satan are damaged wings, a vestige of fallen angels.
It is unclear which of the three temptations of Christ is portrayed in this scene - Heimann suggests it is the First Temptation (Heimann, p. 84).
Compare with scenes in The Temptations of Christ Window (Delaporte no. 174, Deremble-Mahnes no. 141b) and The Belle Verrière Window (Delaporte no. 14, Deremble-Mahnes no. 30a).
At left are figures from:
26: Baptism of Christ.
At right are figures from:
28: The First Two Disciples (?).
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
FCSP18227200
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