Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze, Ministry and Passion of Christ
Title of Image
35: The three Marys at Tomb
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Right Frieze, Life of Christ, Left Side of Right Portal
35: The Holy Women at the Tomb
(Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-10; John 20:1-10)
This scene takes place in an interior - a conical lamp hangs from the ceiling. At right stand three women (veiled, haloed) holding jars. At right is Christ's empty tomb with three holes. Heimann points out that it is very similar to the one in the previous scene. At far right is an angel (haloed) sitting beside the empty tomb and pointing toward Christ's shroud which is draped on the tomb. Three soldiers in chain mail sleep below; they hold swords (Heimann, p. 87).
At left are figures from:
35: The Holy Women at the Tomb.
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
FCSP18235100
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35: The three Marys at Tomb

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