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Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, right side, outer face

Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, right side, outer face

On the right side of the Incarnation portal, the prominent scenes on the outer faces of the capitals represent episodes that followed Jesus’ resurrection. The middle capital shows Jesus’ supper with the disciples at Emmaus. On the outermost capital, Jesus shows his wounds to St. Thomas who doubted his appearance after death. The last figures may represent the mission of the apostles. Above, the lowest two figures in the archivolts are thought to be Pythagoras and one of the Latin grammarians, Priscian or Donatus, shown as representatives of Music and Grammar in the cycle of the Seven Liberal Arts. On the lintel, an angel leads the shepherds to adore the Christ child. D'Emilio photo archive no. s20000414u (13.05.16/JD)
Galleries: Ancient Greeks in Christian Art, Ancient Romans in Christian Art, Angels, Annunciation to the Shepherds and Adoration of Jesus, Architectural canopies and baldachins, Archivolts with figural decoration, Capital friezes with figural decoration, Doubting Thomas: the Resurrected Jesus shows St. Thomas his wounds, France 1140s, Gothic Sculpture, Historiated lintels, Imposts decorated with acanthus, Jesus shows his wounds to St. Thomas, Liberal Arts, Musical Instruments, Sheep and Lambs, The Mission of the Apostles, The Supper at Emmaus, West portals, Chartres cathedral
Keywords: angel, capitals, hood, shepherds
Photo Location: Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), France
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5362×3562
Picture Orientation: Landscape
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Picture Number: 22829