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Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, left side

Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, left side

On the left side of the Incarnation portal, the capital frieze depicts scenes from the Passion of Jesus, but they do not follow a chronological order. Following the Last Supper on the broad capital between the central and right portals, the next scene depicts the arrest of Jesus and it includes the kiss of Judas and, to the left, Peter cutting the ear of Malchus, the high priest’s servant. This is followed by Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem – an earlier event. On the innermost capital, the outer face shows four men – presumably including Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus – lowering Jesus’ corpse into a sarcophagus. On the inner face, three women visit the tomb of Jesus: an angel appears at the right and three guards lie below the tomb. D'Emilio photo archive no. s20000411u (13.05.16/JD)
Galleries: Angels, Architectural canopies and baldachins, Capital friezes with figural decoration, France 1140s, Gothic Sculpture, Imposts decorated with acanthus, Mules and Donkeys, St. Peter cuts off the ear of Malchus, servant of the High Priest, The Arrest of Jesus, The Entombment of Jesus, The Entry into Jerusalem, The Kiss of Judas, The Tomb of Jesus (The Holy Sepulchre), West portals, Chartres cathedral
Keywords: angel, burial, procession, tomb
Photo Location: Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), France
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5398×3574
Picture Orientation: Landscape
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Picture Number: 22826