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Chartres Cathedral, west portals, capital frieze between center and right portals

Chartres Cathedral, west portals, capital frieze between center and right portals

On the capital frieze, the Last Supper is highlighted 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. The scenes are not in chronological order: the next depicts Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem and it is followed by the entombment of Jesus, with the laying of his corpse in a sarcophagus. An inscription (“Rogerus”), presumably naming an artist or patron is prominently positioned just below the Last Supper – though it may be rendered more visible today by the loss of the head of the figure below it. D'Emilio photo archive no. s20000409u (13.05.16/JD)
Galleries: Architectural canopies and baldachins, Capital friezes with figural decoration, France 1140s, Gothic Sculpture, Imposts decorated with acanthus, Inscriptions with names of unidentified figures, 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 Last Supper, West portals, Chartres cathedral
Keywords: procession
Photo Location: Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), France
Photographer: Dr. James D’Emilio
Device Make: Nikon
Device Model: Nikon SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED
Original Dimensions: 5410×3574
Picture Orientation: Landscape
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Picture Number: 22824