Title of Work
South Porch, Central Portal (Last Judgment)
Title of Image
Outer Archivolts
Date
c. 1194-1230
Description
South Porch, Central Portal
Outer Archivolts
Houvet identifies the standing figures on the outside of the arch as the "fourteen beatitudes described by Saint Anselm and Saint Bernard- representing the seven gifts of the body and the seven gifts of the soul...." (Houvet, p. 11)
On the left are seated figures of Old Testament Kings and Queens.
Some of the figures have white test patches made for the imminent cleaning of the porch.
Country
France
Location
Chartres
Style
Gothic
Type of Work
Sculpture
Subtype of Work
Portal
Category of Work
Archivolt
Material
Stone
Condition
Good
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
Jane Vadnal
Copyright
Identifier
FCSP32911500
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