Title of Work
West Facade, Capital Frieze, Ministry and Passion of Christ
Title of Image
40: Unidentified scene
Date
c. 1145
Description
West Façade, Right Frieze, Life of Christ, Right Side of Right Portal
40: Christ commanding Peter 'Feed my sheep' (?)
(John 21:15-6)
Heimann identifies this scene as Christ commanding Peter, 'Feed my sheep'. (John 21:15-6) (Heimann, p. 88). Houvet identifies it as the apostles listening to the disciples who have returned from Emmaus (Houvet, p. 30); Nolan believes it is the Incredulity of Thomas (pp. 57, 61, 69 n. 32).
The two figures stand facing each other. Both are headless, but have traces of halos on the walls behind their heads. The figure at left holds a large book. The figure at right raises his hand in a gesture of blessing and in his other hand holds an unidentified object.
At left are figures from:
37: Christ meets two pilgrims on the way to Emmaus.
38: Supper at Emmaus.
39: Denial of Peter (?).
At right are figures from:
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
FCSP18240000
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Chartres: Cathedral of Notre-Dame

40: Unidentified scene

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