Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze, Ministry and Passion of Christ
Title of Image
32: Betrayal of Christ
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Right Frieze, Life of Christ, Left Side of Right Portal
32: The Betrayal of Christ
(Matthew 26:47-50, Mark 14: 43-6, Luke 22:47, John 18:2-5)
By kissing Christ, Judas identified him to a group of soldiers and servants of the high priest who have come to arrest him.
A bearded man in a short tunic holds Christ’s hands as he leads him toward the right. At the extreme right is a small beardless figure holding an ax.
Heimann notes the similarity between the compositions of The Last Supper and Betrayal of Christ and those of several sequences in south-west France. (Heimann, pp. 84-5).
Compare with panel 29 of The Apostles Window (Delaporte no. 34, Deremble-Mahnes no. 0) and Panel 5 of The Passion Window (Delaporte no. 3, Deremble-Mahnes no. 51).
At right are figures from:
33: The Entry into Jerusalem.
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
FCSP18232200
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