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Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, left side, inner faces

Chartres Cathedral, Incarnation portal, capital frieze, left side, inner faces

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 is followed by an earlier event, Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem where he is hailed by the people of the city. 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 carrying jars of ointments visit the tomb of Jesus. A lamp hangs above the tomb, an angel appears at the right, and three guards lie below. In the archivolt above, the bearded figure is thought to be Aristotle, shown as a representative of Dialectic in the cycle of the Seven Liberal Arts. D'Emilio photo archive no. s20000412u (13.05.16/JD)
Galleries: Ancient Greeks in Christian Art, Angels, Architectural canopies and baldachins, Archivolts with figural decoration, Capital friezes with figural decoration, France 1140s, Gothic Sculpture, Imposts decorated with acanthus, Mules and Donkeys, The Arrest of Jesus, The Entombment of Jesus, The Entry into Jerusalem, The Kiss of Judas, The Tomb of Jesus (The Holy Sepulchre), The Women Visit the Tomb of Jesus, West portals, Chartres cathedral
Keywords: burial, tomb
Photo Location: Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), France
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Date of Photo:
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5362×3574
Picture Orientation: Landscape
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Picture Number: 22827