Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze, Ministry and Passion of Christ
Title of Image
38: Supper at Emmaus
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Right Frieze, Life of Christ, Right Side of Right Portal
38: Supper at Emmaus
(Luke 24:30-1)
Three figures sit behind a table that is parallel to the plane of the capital face. On the floor in the foreground is a low arched object - the feet of the figures are visible through the arches. Christ (halo with cross) sits in the center, facing frontally. His arms are spread - in one hand he holds a small, square object which Heimann identifies as bread. One either side of him sits a disciple (bearded, haloed) They look at Christ (Heimann, p. 87-8). Note the three rectangular objects, two hanging in front of the table before each disciple, and another lying horizontally in front of Christ.
At left are figures from:
36: Christ Washes the Feet of the Apostles.
37: Christ meets two pilgrims on the way to Emmaus.
At right are figures from:
39: Denial of Peter (?).
40: Christ commanding Peter 'Feed my sheep' (?).
41: Mission of the Apostles (?)
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
FCSP18238000
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38: Supper at Emmaus

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